Following the approval of the National Security Council, a number of inmates have returned to the Territory, today 16 August, to continue their sentences in HM Prison Balsam Ghut following their temporary relocation to St. Lucia following the damage to the facility caused by Hurricane Irma last year.
Topic: Internal Security (Police), International Affairs (including the British Virgin Islands International Finance Centre), Prisons | Posted By: DSmith
Monday, 11 June 2018 - 5:58pm
Officers from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force and Her Majesty’s Prison were recognised and presented with long service medals at the official celebration of the Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen.
Madam Speaker thank you for allowing me to give an update on the rehabilitation programme at Her Majesty’s Prison with specific reference to the education programme. Madam Speaker in 2013 I issued a mandate for rehabilitation to become the core of activities at Her Majesty’s Prison as we seek to reduce repeat offending as well as prepare inmates to be in a position to reintegrate into the community.
Plans for rehabilitative education at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) were discussed at a meeting yesterday between Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn and Superintendent of the Prison, Mr. David Foot.
In efforts to safeguard the health, wellness and safety of the staff and inmates of Her Majesty’s Prison, the Ministry of Education and Culture has taken steps to have the roofing covering for numerous buildings at the facility replaced.