Press Release: On Thursday 25th March 2021, the Honourable Otis Morris, Minister for Home Affairs, Public Utilities & Transportation visited Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) accompanied by:
His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Nigel Dakin
Premier & Minister of Finance, Honourable Charles Washington Missick
Honourable Akerria Missick, Leader of Government Affairs & Minister of Infrastructure Honourable Josephine Connolly, Minister of Tourism & Environment
Honourable Rachel Taylor, Minister of Education: and
Ms. Althea Been, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Public Utilities & Trans.
The Minister and the team had the opportunity to tour the entire facility and also held discussions concerning the current state of affairs at the Prison and the 2023 Prison Visionary Plan.
The site visitwith staff, management and inmates of HMP, was well received. Staff members were thanked for all their work, particularly, the work undertaken during an outbreak of Covid-19 among staff late last year, to keep prisoners and staff safe.
During his visit the Hon. Morris stated, “I know that this has been an incredibly difficult time for staff, prisoners and indeed for their families who have been unable to make physical visits to their loved ones since March 2020”. The inmates were elated by the show by the show of interest by the Minister in their well-being.
This site visit was the second for Hon. Morris during the week, whereas a similar visit took place on Tuesday 23rdMarch 2021 as part of the Minister’s tour of his departments. During this visit earlier in the week, he was accompanied by senior staff members of the Ministry, along with Honourable Rev. John Malcolm, who is a well-known local advocate in correctional facilities and rehabilitation