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 assessments by video link with some prisoners before arriving on the island on 11 January […]

Money on offer to tackle sex crimes against children

Growing concern about sex offending on St Helena – especially against children – could lead to the island being given extra money to confront the issue. And a coded warning of a possible increase in attacks appears to be given in the report on the latest aid mission to St Helena. It says: “Despite some […]

Island works to end heartache caused by sex offenders

Special efforts are being made to help sex offenders on St Helena avoid committing further crimes when they are released from prison. A sex offenders register could also be set up as part of changes to the criminal code, according to the island’s human rights plan. Last week the British government offered to help its […]

UK offers to help reduce offenders’ risk to island society

St Helena and other Overseas Territories are being offered help to deal with criminals who need specialist treatment to manage their behaviour – including sex offenders. The UK government’s White Paper says smaller territories often lack facilities to treat people who need such help, though it does not say whether this is the case for […]