BVI: Discussions underway to reward helpful prisoners

By BVI News

(BVI NEWS) – Inmates who chose to stay behind to repair a section of Her Majesty’s Prison that suffered damage during Hurricane Irma, as well as, assisted with recovery efforts in communities could be rewarded for their philanthropy.

Governor Augustus Jaspert broke the news while being questioned by a reporter at a press conference yesterday.

He, however, did not say whether the reward could take the form of reduced sentence for some of the inmates.

“That’s a discussion that Minister Walwyn and the premier and I have.”

“The important point here is that we may be under a state of emergency, but we have our functioning government; we have the right processes. So, any prisoner, in normal days – he has done good behavior, support – recommendations go from the prison superintendent to the parole board, or separately to the Commission for Prerogative of Her Royal Majesty, which I oversee.”

He added: “The prison superintendent and I will be expecting to recommend people to those two panels, and then we will take decisions on the back of that based on the proper advice.”

Over 100 inmates escaped from Her Majesty’s Prison, Balsam Ghut when Hurricane Irma devastated the Island on September 6. The Governor has revealed that more than a hundred have been captured, including the most dangerous ones.

The Governor has revealed that more than a hundred of them have been captured, including the most dangerous ones.

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4 comments

  1. What's wrong with saying over 100 escape,over 100 hundred recaptured. 101 is over 100, regardless the amount over 100. Why make such a fuss. An earthquake strike Mexico, a building just so to date close too 300 dead. Harvey, Imra, Maria cause total destruction how many dead and we making a fuss on over 100 hundred escape and over 100 recaptured.

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  2. okkkkkk over 100 inmates escaped, more than a hundred have been captured ??????????

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  3. New Testament Verse of the Day:
    Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God.

    – Matthew 3: 8

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  4. "Over 100 inmates escaped ... more than a hundred have been captured..." ???

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