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Chamber chief calls for end to prison ‘blackhole’

The Chamber of Commerce’s chief executive yesterday called for all Fox Hill Prison inmates to be placed in a mandatory work programme that would finance their incarceration, so that the funds to finance their jailing do not fall into a “blackhole”.

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Andros murderers tell judge they have "difficulty adjusting to incarceration" at sentencing

TWO men convicted of the murder and kidnapping of an Immigration Department officer and his girlfriend in Andros have had difficulty adjusting to incarceration, a judge was told on Friday.

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Caribbean high for ratio of jailings

THE Bahamas leads the region in prison occupancy rates, coupled with the third highest rate of repeat offending, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank report.

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Ministry ‘did everything’ for bahamian who died in Haiti

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell said yesterday while he “loathes” getting into a “he say, she say” situation with a grieving mother, his ministry did “everything it was supposed to do” for Christopher Adderley who died while he was incarcerated in Haiti.

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Ashamed to call myself a Bahamian

The absolute horror reported on the above date of Mr Douglas Ngumi's unlawful incarceration at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre sent shockwaves through me.

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Facility planned to keep juveniles separate from adult offenders

IF re-elected to office, the Progressive Liberal Party plans to establish a “juvenile system and rehabilitation facility” to ensure that juvenile offenders charged with serious crimes are “separated” from adult criminals and other juvenile offenders. As part of its efforts to fight crime, the PLP also plans to establish a new probation and parole programme so that “in all cases, persons are not incarcerated where there is no need for incarceration”.

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MINISTER: Prisons should be last resort for non-violent and petty crimes

PRISON should, as far as possible, be a last resort for persons charged or convicted of non-violent, petty crimes, Minister of National Security Dr Bernard Nottage said. Dr Nottage

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Inside the prison walls

IT’S long been said that the overcrowding at Her Majesty’s Prison has been a breeding ground for criminal activity.

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Ministry: Claims of mistreatment of Dominican poachers 'untrue'

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs has dismissed as “untrue” claims that Dominican poachers incarcerated at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services are being mistreated.

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Inside the prison walls

IT’S long been said that the overcrowding at Her Majesty’s Prison has been a breeding ground for criminal activity.

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Nottage hopes for parole legislation before end of year

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage hopes the government can produce draft legislation before the end of the year that would ultimately make hundreds of incarcerated people eligible for parole.

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Cuban couple seeking asylum held in custody

THE government has been ordered to prove it acted lawfully when immigration officials detained a Cuban couple who sought to seek political asylum in The Bahamas after fleeing their home country for fear of persecution.

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‘Shock Treatment programme does more harm than good’

JUVENILE advocates want the government to reconsider bringing back its Shock Treatment programme, saying it could prove counterproductive.

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Five sentenced to jail time

FREEPORT – Five Grand Bahama men charged with housebreaking and stealing were convicted and sentenced to incarceration in Her Majesty Prison.

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Studies into life at Department of Correctional Services revealed

THE findings of various research studies carried out on the elements of life at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services were yesterday presented and detailed during a one day symposium hosted at the University of the Bahamas.Researchers, guid

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THE DISENFRANCHISED: Omar is a symbol of hope

A FEW months ago, as I wrote a story for the Disenfranchised column,I relived three of the hardest losses of young Bahamian males in our country. Two of them had been murdered and another had been incarcerated for murder. It seemed to me and to many

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Woman who slapped teacher freed

THE COURT of Appeal yesterday freed a Grand Bahama woman who was previously imprisoned for attacking the principal of Jack Hayward High School five years ago.Appellate Justices Jon Isaacs, Roy Jones, and acting appellate Justice Sir Michael Barnett,

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Breaking the habit

“WE LIVE in a country that is addicted to incarceration as a tool for social control. As it stands now justice systems are extremely expensive, do not rehabilitate but in fact make the people that experience them worse and have no evidence based correlatives to reducing crime. Yet with that track record they continue to thrive, prosper and are seen as an appropriate response to children in trouble with the law. Only an addict would see that as an okay result.” – James Bell

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Probation for bedridden child molester

A JUDGE imposed a six-year probation on a diabetic and bedridden man who pleaded guilty to molesting three underage girls over a five year period.

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Four men facing murder charges

A 20-year-old man accused of murdering a former police officer yesterday claimed he was beaten with a bat by police while in custody for the crime.

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