September 19, 2019

Twin focus on development & rehabilitation for Cayman Islands incarcerated persons

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Twin Focus on Development & Rehabilitation for HMCIPS Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) is set to increase the educational portfolio offered to incarcerated persons in 2019.  In the months ahead the HMCIPS will build on its already wide catalogue of existing courses offered through the rehabilitation unit, with new programmes that expand its […]

Cayman Islands DEH/Prison expand rehabilitation partnership

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GRAND CAYMAN, GIS – The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has taken on a third worker to help improve garbage collection, through its ongoing partnership with Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS). Late last year the two agencies signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at improving the critical public service, whilst supporting the rehabilitation of […]

Hunger strikes: Cayman Islands officials continue to monitor IDC detainees

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Department of Immigration (DOI) has received notification that four detainees are still currently refusing regular meals provided by the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC). A group comprised of eight detainees began refusing regular meals from staff on Monday, 2 July 2018. The individuals are said to be protesting the time it […]

Addressing overcrowding at Cayman Islands’ HMP Northward

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – In a collaborative effort to alleviate capacity constraints that have impacted Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Northward, a joint initiative has been established to resolve the situation. The plans, which will see a reduced number of prisoners being held within the facility, evolved following discussion between the Ministry of Home Affairs, the […]

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 […]