June 21, 2018

Cayman Islands: HMCIPS Director resigns

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4 Years of Progress The Ministry of Home Affairs regretfully announces the resignation of Neil Lavis as Director of Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS). Mr. Lavis joined HMCIPS, which includes HMP Northward and HMP Fairbanks, in June 2013. During his tenure, he introduced several new policies and procedures to improve the standard of […]

Cayman Islands Prison inmates complete STP programme

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HMCIPS Inmates Complete STP Programme Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) leaders, chaplaincy volunteers and family members recently joined together to celebrate 10 inmates who had completed the Sycamore Tree Project (STP). The rehabilitation programme is based on the principles of restorative justice and covers topics such as the effects of crime, responsibility, confession, […]

Cayman prisoners pick up trash

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HMCIPS Inmates Give Back to the Community Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) has rolled out its new community works programme this month, as inmates hit the streets with trash bags in hand, ready to give back to the community. “We are thrilled to launch this pilot clean-up project called “Prison Community Work Party”,” […]

Cayman Islands: HMCIPS officers to receive training in the UK

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Over the next three months, 12 staff members with Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) will travel to the United Kingdom (UK) for training geared towards upskilling correctional staff in Overseas Territories. On Saturday (19 August 2017), two officers travelled to the UK to participate in the Middle Management Intensive Development Programme with the […]

HMCIPS Caymanian officer Promoted

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Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service is proud to announce the recent promotion of the department’s newest Caymanian prison officer. Ms. Roxanne Walton started her career as an Operational Support Grade (OSG) officer in October 2015. After working for more than a year in that position and then understudying senior officers, Ms. Walton was selected […]

HMCIPS achievement ceremony

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HMCIPS Fresh Start Achievement Ceremony Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service celebrated the success of the Fresh Start Vocational Training Programme on Wednesday (28 June 2017), as phase one of the pilot project is complete. During the past eight weeks, a group of inmates worked in tandem with local leaders of various construction companies to […]

Cayman Islands corrections crackdown: contraband confiscated

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Continued vigilance and a pro-active stance have paid off at Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS), by keeping drugs and other contraband from making their way inside prison walls. Just weeks after an officer with HMCIPS stopped an intruder that had thrown a large quantity of marijuana over the prison’s fence, a recent inspection […]

Cayman Islands: HMCIPS Offers Use of Force Training

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Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) recently hosted two prison officers from Bermuda’s Department of Corrections, who were on-island to take part in the Use of Force Training Programme offered at the prison. The two Bermudan prison officers, Steven Simons and Juan Looby, came to Grand Cayman to complete the course with the two […]

Nine Cayman Islands’ recruits training to join HMCIPS

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A total of nine recruits will soon officially join Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service after learning what it takes to be a prison officer. On Monday, 16 January 2017 the new recruitment class, comprised of seven males and two females, began an intense 8-week training programme. The chosen nine out-tested and out-performed more than […]