April 11, 2021

Former prison boss [now in Cayman Islands] calls [TCI] HMP ‘a real mess’

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From Turks and Caicos Weekly News HER Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Grand Turk has received some very harsh criticism from former prison superintendent Steve Barrett. Barret, 55, now serves as the interim prisons director of Her Majesty’s Prison in the Cayman Islands. He exited his post in the Turks and Caicos Islands in January this […]

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 prisoners participate in Sycamore Tree Project

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The second and third offering of the Sycamore Tree Project has now been completed and this time, the ladies of Her Majesty’s Prison Fairbanks participated. The Prison Chaplain, Ms. Cathy Gomez facilitated the programme for 19 inmates in both establishments. Chaplaincy volunteers, a psychology intern, prison officers and other staff participated in the programme whenever […]

Cayman Islands’ prisoners giving back

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Although there is a lot of work to be done to keep the prisons running, Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service sees the important value of also participating in community projects. For many reasons, community projects are very much a part of the rehabilitation process. Acting Deputy Director – Rehabilitation, Mr. Richard Barton noted that […]

Arrests at Cayman Islands Northward Prison

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From HM Cayman Islands Prison Service Over the weekend, two visitors were arrested at HMP Northward on suspicion of smuggling contraband into the Prison during routine visits to inmates. These persons were searched by officers, and on discovery of drugs and a cell phone, the visitors were detained to await the arrival of police officers […]