Cayman: Addressing overcrowding at HMP Northward

  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, […]

Cayman: Female Empowerment Services

The Department of Community Rehabilitation (DCR) established a Female Empowerment Services Project to expand the gender-specific services they offer to female offenders in the Cayman Islands. As part of this project, the DCR launched a workshop series entitled “Inspire: Women Empowered” in the Fall of 2017. The series consists of quarterly presentations using an inter-agency […]

Grenada police, prison and probation officers trained in restorative juvenile justice

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — As a result of a series of three-day training workshops, police, prison, and probation officers in Grenada are better able to support restorative and rehabilitative approaches to juvenile justice reform and understand their unique responsibilities in providing service to children and their families. The workshops were hosted by the United States […]

Jamaica: Rehabilitation of Prisoners a Priority

Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, says the Government is committed to the rehabilitation and redemption of incarcerated persons in adult penal institutions.Addressing a town hall meeting at the Everglades Centre in Parrottee, near Black River in St. Elizabeth, on November 9, the Minister said the Government is gravely concerned that many inmates, upon […]

Barbados: Prison Service embracing change

Superintendent of Prisons, Lt. Col. John Nurse, says that the role of the prison has shifted from primarily a custodial service, to put more emphasis on the rehabilitation of offenders, and he says the Barbados Prison Service has embraced this change. He made the comments while addressing those gathered yesterday for the Barbados Prison Service’s […]