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Ex-Broadmoor psychiatrist visits St Helena inmates

Serious offenders have been visited in St Helena’s prison by a specialist psychiatrist. Dr Tim McInerny – who also works on the Falklands – has been brought in to help prisoners avoid re-offending when they are released. He carried out … Continue reading

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Inmates swelter as councillors duck vote on prison move

Efforts to end “human rights violations” in St Helena’s overcrowded prison have been frustrated by executive councillors’ refusal to consider plans for a new gaol at Half Tree Hollow. It is thought the acting governor, Owen O’Sullivan, might exercise his … Continue reading

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We have more time for inmates, says new prison boss

St Helena’s tiny prison presents benefits as well as problems, according to new manager Martin David. HMP Jamestown has been criticised for its inadequate facilities in a succession of inspection reports, and concerns have been raised in the island’s human rights … Continue reading

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Jamestown prison boss gets jail term for theft

Mick Morris, who ran Jamestown Prison until earlier this year, has been given a jail term himself – for stealing from another prison. A court in the UK heard he took computers and a camera from Leyhill Open Prison when he … Continue reading

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Chokers in chokey: prisoners get right to smoke inside (comment added)

Inmates of Jamestown prison have been exempted from St Helena’s new ban on smoking in public buildings, which came into force on 1 September 2012. Under the law, anyone caught smoking in a public building is liable to a fine … Continue reading

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Soft sell: inside info that prison job advert doesn’t mention

The advertisement for the job of running St Helena’s prison makes it sound almost attractive. The “chance of a lifetime” job is described as “a challenging role in an outstanding setting” – apparently not a reference to conditions in the prison itself. … Continue reading

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‘Unfit’ prison to close by 2015 amid human rights failings

Funding has been earmarked to close down St Helena’s “unfit” prison after years of warnings about its condition. But it could be three years before inmates can be moved to a new prison at Sundale, in Half Tree Hollow. A … Continue reading

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