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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.
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.
Prison authorities have confirmed that three prisoners were on hunger strike Tuesday at a low-security holding facility at Fairbanks.
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 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.
Cayman’s prison service is expanding vocational training for inmates to help rehabilitate the prisoners.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Prisons support officer Steve Miller says he “doesn’t believe in losing.”
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.
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.
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.