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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.
Inmates at Northward Prison, and the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce have come up with a creative way to keep trash in bins.
Members of government agencies and local businesses went to prison last week, not for any infractions, but to talk to inmates at Northward about re-entering the workforce.
A Grand Court jury found Matthew Anthony Whittaker not guilty Tuesday of possessing an unlicensed firearm and ammunition outside Northward Prison in May of 2017.
A prison officer who was charged in connection to an alleged rape is still on active duty, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson said on Friday in the Legislative Assembly.
Prisoners are helping to create a new children’s playground in West Bay.
Serving prisoners will be used as temporary garbage collectors in a new scheme to deal with continued delays in roadside trash collections.
Chris Myles conducts his work day just like everyone else.
For the inmates of Northward Prison, picking up trash to make Cayman communities more beautiful is a way to give back and grow.
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Cayman Islands public prisons facilities will need more available space, both immediately and in the longer term to keep up with current and future demands, local law enforcement officials acknowledged this week.
Two convicted gang killers, transferred out of Cayman’s Northward Prison and sent to a U.K. jail amid alleged “national security” concerns, may have to challenge that decision in London.
A young man who pleaded not guilty to carrying contraband into Northward Prison had the charge against him dismissed on Monday.
Bail was refused on Wednesday for a Cayman Islands permanent resident who is wanted in the U.S. on fraud-related charges.
Interim Prisons Director Steven Barrett said he will review Cayman’s temporary release program for lower-risk inmates at Her Majesty’s Prison, Northward, but that he was “not aware of any significant failure” in that system since his arrival in February.
Northward Prison is filled to capacity, with 213 prisoners being housed at the men’s prison and at least one individual detained in a Royal Cayman Islands Police Service holding cell in George Town.
A prison inmate who admitted abusing his partner via text messages for months was sentenced on Tuesday in a way meant to stop further offending and protect his victim in the future.
Leather goods made by inmates at Northward Prison and other local handmade products are going on sale at a new George Town store.
A George Town resident was charged with rape on Friday following an incident around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday where police found the suspect and a woman in distress at a George Town home.
A band churned out a bass-heavy reggae-tinged song, with two male and two female singers harmonizing on the refrain: “Illiteracy/Breaking the chains of illiteracy.”
A Sept. 27 lightning strike at Northward Prison has left the facility’s main supply storage building “beyond repair,” officials confirmed Tuesday.
Three Jamaican nationals charged with importing more than 400 pounds of ganja into the Cayman Islands made their second court appearance Monday via videolink from Northward Prison.
Juvenile offenders will be making appearances soon in a court of a different kind once they and prison service officers finish building a basketball court in the prison grounds.
Justin D’Angelo Ramoon, 26, is the second former Northward Prison inmate to challenge his removal from the Cayman prison earlier this year to the United Kingdom, alleging that the action taken by the Cayman Islands government was unlawful.
A woman who smuggled two small bottles of rum and a phone charger into Northward Prison was sentenced on Monday after Magistrate Valdis Foldats questioned “why on Earth” she would become involved with a man serving a lengthy sentence and then be willing to carry contraband to him in her bra.
Damage to the telephone and internet lines from a lightning strike at Her Majesty’s Prison Northward early Wednesday is worse than officials first thought.
Supplies were destroyed and computer and telephone services were knocked out to Northward Prison early Wednesday after a lightning strike that sparked a fire. No one was hurt in the blaze.
A woman who admitted carrying ganja to Northward Prison in her child’s diaper was sentenced on Monday to 16 months’ imprisonment. With half-credit for time on curfew and electronic monitor, defendant Daniella Tibbetts is to serve 13 and a half months, Magistrate Valdis Foldats told her.
Sean Luke Dunbar, 23, was remanded in custody on Tuesday after pleading guilty to possession of 3.9 pounds of ganja at Northward prison on Feb. 16.
A man who has been in and out of Cayman’s courts for more than a quarter-century probably will not be back in court anytime soon. Now in his 50s, he is in Northward Prison because he is of unsound mind.
When health officials signed a nearly $900,000 contract 10 days ago to design a long-term home for the mentally ill, Cayman offered hope to dozens of people and their families.
A Toronto-based firm has signed a contract to design and build a long-term residential mental health facility in Cayman. Currently, the only health facility at which people with mental health issues can be treated in-house is an eight-bed unit at Cayman Islands Hospital.
Iguana wallets and handbags may soon be coming to a store near you, handmade by prisoners in Cayman. Northward prison has enlisted the talent of a craftsman from Guyana to teach inmates the finer points of tanning and leather working.
A group of inmates at Northward Prison have completed a pilot vocational training program in which they undertook training in the construction trade.
Jerome Cunningham’s attorney has been waiting three months for a psychiatric report to determine whether his client is fit to plead to charges that include attempted murder and attempted robbery.
Inmates at Cayman Islands men’s prison Northward will soon have access to a new sports rehabilitation program aimed at training participants in football refereeing and coaching.
Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers spent several hours Saturday and Sunday searching the Northward Prison grounds for a handgun that was brought into a prison checkpoint sometime during the day Saturday.
Northward prison has created an avenue to give inmates a better chance at a new life. The facility announced its Fresh Start pilot program, an eight-week initiative crafted in conjunction with private business designed to give inmates a background in construction.
Police responded to Northward Prison after it was reported that a visitor brought a gun into a prison checkpoint area.
Two people pleaded guilty on Tuesday to separate, unrelated cases involving ganja with intent to supply at Northward Prison.
A woman was arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle a pound of ganja into Northward Prison on Sunday, according to the Prison Service.On the same day, a prison officer also confiscated a cellphone from an inmate following a search.
Cayman’s first residential mental health facility will comprise nine cottages with six beds each and an administrative building on the former Northward prison farm site on 15 acres in East End, officials revealed Friday, adding that construction on the first seven cottages could start as early as the end of the year.
A two-day trial has been set for Celal Kildag, the cruse ship passenger who arrived in Cayman on Dec. 8 and found a request waiting to extradite him to Turkey. Kildag, 58, has been accused by Turkish authorities of terrorist acts in 1988.
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 family of hit-and-run victim Donnie Ray Connor say they did not want to see the man responsible for his death go to jail.
Police arrested a 32-year-old man accused of raping and indecently assaulting a teenage girl last week.
One of the winning floats at Saturday’s Pirates Week parade was built by inmates of Northward Prison who put their carpentry skills to work by building a prize-winning wagon. Members of the prison workshop built the wagon around the Pirates Week theme of “Age of Romance.”
The founder of Romania’s secret police service has been deported from the Cayman Islands after exhausting attempts to fight extradition to his homeland where he faces jail time for corruption. Mihai Tanjala even resorted to a hunger strike while detained at Northward Prison, vowing, “I refuse to go back to Romania alive.”
A group of Northward Prison inmates were in Bodden Town recently, helping to spruce up some outdoor areas. The prisoners carried out cleanup work at the Harry McCoy Sr. Park, Nurse Josie’s Senior Centre and Heritage House. As well as tidying up certain areas, the inmates also removed old and rotted thatch from cabana roofs in the park.
Nine Northward Prison inmates helped unload and sort through a 40-foot container of supplies for George Town Primary School on Aug. 20.
Cayman Islands prosecutors will appeal a 3.5 year prison sentence given earlier this month to a local accountant who admitted to stealing nearly US$500,000 from two investment funds he managed during a liquidation process.
An apparent dispute over drugs at Northward Prison led to an assault that resulted in six more months of custody for inmate Ryan Alijah Ebanks.
A man serving prison time on an unrelated firearms charge and an escape attempt from Northward Prison pleaded guilty Wednesday to a burglary charge.
Although he has not formally pleaded guilty, Cayman Islands accountant Rob Aspinall agreed to be remanded to Northward Prison on Friday to begin serving time on theft and fraud-related charges.
Tuesday, July 12 – It has already been a long day in Summary Court by the time Kurtney Johnson, an incorrigible drug addict who has just been sentenced to two years in prison for a spree of cocaine-fueled burglaries, rises to give a brief heartfelt speech of thanks.
The Cayman Islands' crime problem is not a Jamaican problem but one fully Caymanian.
A small group of inmates, ranging in age from 22 to 59 and from all walks of life, gathered in the chapel at Northward Prison on a quiet Tuesday afternoon. There was no religious service scheduled. Instead they were there to describe what life is like inside the prison walls and how they think crime can be reduced in the Cayman Islands.
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.
Prisoners are helping clean up beaches in North Side as part of their rehabilitation process.
A “steady rise” in Cayman’s adult male prison population has led to an overcrowding situation at Northward Prison in Bodden Town, according to prison officials.
A group of Northward Prison inmates have come face to face with the victims of their crimes in a project that aims to make prisoners more aware of the impact of their criminal actions.
Two people visiting inmates at Northward prison over the weekend were arrested on suspicion of smuggling contraband.
All 15 murderers currently serving life without parole at Grand Cayman’s Northward Prison will find out within the next two years when they can be considered for release.
A senior prison manager has become the second person to be dismissed in the fallout from an internal probe into the planting of a hidden camera in an office at Northward Prison.
The deadline for Cayman Islands businessman Canover Watson to appeal his Grand Court conviction on five fraud and corruption-related charges is Friday.