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Prisons closed to public as staffer tests COVID-19 positive

The Cayman Islands Prison Service has closed the doors of Northward and Fairbanks to the public and restricted movement internally after a prisons employee tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday night.

Cayman agrees to take two Turks and Caicos prisoners

Government has agreed to the temporary transfer of two convicted male prisoners from the Turks and Caicos Islands to Cayman, after parts of the prison in Grand Turk were damaged and crime rates in the islands increased significantly in recent years.

Update: Three inmates end hunger strike

Prison authorities have confirmed that three prisoners were on hunger strike Tuesday at a low-security holding facility at Fairbanks.

Inmates volunteer for Barkers clean-up

Barkers Beach in West Bay received a thorough cleaning in time for Christmas thanks to a group of inmates from Northward and Fairbanks prisons.

Cuban migrants move to East End civic centre

Cuban asylum applicants previously detained in a Prison Service facility in George Town will now await their process in East End under a supervised release programme.
Northward Prison

More vocational training for prison inmates

Cayman’s prison service is expanding vocational training for inmates to help rehabilitate the prisoners.

Government remains quiet as migrant hunger strike enters 10th day

Nine Cuban men detained at George Town’s Immigration Detention Centre entered their 10th day of hunger strike Tuesday – abstaining from food, water and bathing – without a visit thus far from government or a doctor, according to the migrant asylum seekers.

Packed prisons seek full-time manager

Three packed public jail facilities and a newly announced migrant-detention center/remand lock-up will await Cayman’s new full-time director of prisons. Job listings for the prisons boss position went out this week, offering between $100,000 and $122,124 per year for someone with a four-year degree in criminology or related fields.

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Today's editorial cartoon

Cuba to Cayman: One migrant’s saga

All Yoel and the 38 other Cuban migrants can do is wait, passing the time by undertaking essentially volunteer work, engaging perhaps in the occasional protest, and allowing themselves to indulge in what they felt was forbidden in their “madre patria” of Cuba, that is, to hope.

Prisons deputy back to work after ‘hidden camera’ investigation

After a nearly two-year process during which she was suspended, fired, reinstated, then suspended again, Cayman Islands Deputy Prisons Director Aduke Joseph-Caesar is going back to work.

War dead to be honored on Remembrance Sunday

The annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony will be held on Sunday, Nov. 13, to pay tribute to war veterans. The ceremony will be held at the cenotaph outside Elmslie Memorial Church in George Town, starting at 10:45 a.m.

Prison staff applicants take fitness tests

The number of applicants for seven jobs in Her Majesty’s Prison Service in the Cayman Islands has been whittled down to 64 out of the original 128 vying for the positions.

Second time’s the charm for prisons support officer

Prisons support officer Steve Miller says he “doesn’t believe in losing.”

Nearly 90 percent of prisoners are Caymanian

The Cayman Islands prisons system has processed more than 1,500 individuals in the past five years and about 88 percent of them are Caymanian, according to data obtained via a Freedom of Information request filed with the prisons service last month.

EDITORIAL – Crowd control: Congestion in our courts, prison

If there are two problems for which Royal Cayman Islands Police Commissioner David Baines could be held responsible — it’s clogging up our country’s courtrooms and Her Majesty’s Prison at Northward.

Fired prisons officer sues

A former deputy prison director alleges her firing from Her Majesty’s Prison Service in the Cayman Islands last year was illegal and should be voided by government.

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