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  1. GOOD AFTERNOON

  2. BERMUDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

  3. AIM OF PRESENTATION • TO GIVE A GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE BERMUDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS • TO PROVIDE INSIGHT ON HOW WE FUNCTION AND MANAGE OUR CHARGES

  4. OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION • MISSION AND BELIEFS • OVERVIEW OF FACILITIES • STATISTICS: STAFF AND INMATES • PROGRAMMES • CHALLENGES WE FACE

  5. MISSION, BELIEFS AND CORE VALUES • Our Mission • TO EMPOWER INMATES TO RETURN TO SOCIETY AS MORE PRODUCTIVE AND POSITIVE CITIZENS • Our Beliefs • We believe that those in our custody have the potential to change. • We believe that our staff are our greatest asset in the achievement of our mission, and that they have the potential to bring about change.

  6. Our Beliefs • We believe that the Bermuda Department of Corrections is an integral part of the Community. • We believe that we should operate the Department cost efficiently, while retaining the ability to achieve our mission. • Our Product • The end result of our mission will be a more productive and positive citizen.

  7. MY VISION • TO TAKE THE COMMUNITY TO THE JAIL • TO TAKE THE JAIL TO THE COMMUNITY • TO HEAL WOUNDED SPIRITS • TO BRING HOPE • I BELIEVE THAT ANYONE CAN BE REDEEMED AND RESTORED

  8. OUR FACILITIES • WESTGATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY • PRISON FARM • CO-ED CORRECTIONAL • TRANSITIONAL LIVING CENTER (TLC) • HEADQUARTERS

  9. WESTGATE

  10. OPENED IN 1994 • MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON • ADULT MALES • TOTAL MAXIMUM OCCUPANY OF 228 • SINGLE CELL OCCUPANCY • WORKSHOPS • CARPENTRY/MOTOR MECHANICS/ART/AC • EDUCATION/VOP/DRUG/SO CLASSES • MEDICAL UNIT • CHAPEL

  11. PRISON FARM

  12. MINIMUM SECURITY PRISON • CAN HOUSE 93 INMATES • ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: • FARMING/GARDENING • WORK RELEASE • COMMUNITY SERVICE • CHARITY WORK • WORKSHOPS • CHAPEL

  13. CO-ED FACILITY

  14. HOUSES ADULT FEMALES AND YOUNG MALES • MAXIMUM SECURITY • PROGRAMMES AND REGIMES SIMILAR TO WESTGATE • CAN HOUSE 32 FEMALES AND 32 YOUNG MALES

  15. TRANSITIONAL LIVING CENTER • LOCATED NEXT TO WESTGATE • ACTS AS A “HALF-WAY HOUSE” FOR INMATES ON THEIR WAY OUT • THE AIM IS TO PROVIDE A STRUCTURED ENVIRONMENT SO THAT RESIDENTS CAN SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITION BACK TO SOCIETY • PROVIDES A “LIVING AT HOME” SETTING

  16. CAN ACCOMMODATE UP TO 15 RESIDENTS • RESIDENTS COOK, CLEAN, MANAGE ETC • RESIDENTS GO OUT TO WORK • TAKE LIFE SKILLS/PROGRAMMES • MANAGED BY CASE MANAGERS AND SOCIAL WORKERS

  17. HEADQUARTERS

  18. ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER • ACCOUNTS/ADMIN/IT/UPPER MANAGEMENT

  19. STATISTICS: INMATES • NUMBERS TODAY: • WESTGATE: 194 • CO-ED: 25 (11 FEM; 14 MALES) • PRISON FARM: 42 • TLC 9 • TOTAL: 270 • LIFERS 24 • FOREIGN NAT’LS: 30

  20. STATISTICS: STAFF • TOTAL OF 237 • ESTABLISHMENT OF 247 • 202 UNIFORMED OFFICERS • MEDICAL TEAM OF 6 NURSES; 1 DENTIST; 1 DOCTOR • EDUCATION/WORKS/RECREATION OFFICER (1 EACH)

  21. 25 NON-UNIFORMED STAFF: • 2 SOCIAL WORKERS • 2 PSYCHOLOGISTS • VOCATION OFFICER • 6 CASE MANAGERS • ACCOUNTS • ADMIN SUPPORT STAFF

  22. PART-TIME/CONTRACT STAFF • TEACHERS • WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS: ARTS AND CRAFTS; CARPENTRY; PLUMBING; A/C REPAIRS; MOTOR MECHANICS • DRUGS COUNSELLORS • CHAPLAINS

  23. AIM OF PROGRAMMES • MANY COME TO US WITHOUT BASIC LITERACY/SOCIAL SKILLS • AIM: TO TEACH AND TRAIN INMATES TO BETTER MANAGE THEMSELVES IN THE REAL WORLD • TO INCREASE THEIR CHANCES OF FUNCTIONING POSITIVELY AND SUCCESSFULLY OUTSIDE JAIL

  24. TYPES OF OFFENCES • MOSTLY DRUG-RELATED • IMPORTATION • POSSESSION • VIOLENT ASSAULT AND WOUNDING • FIREARMS/BLADED ARTICLE OFFENCES • ROBBERY • MURDER/MANSLAUGHTER • B & E • SEXUAL OFFENCES

  25. FOCUS ON INMATE’S NEEDS • PHYSICAL • EDUCATIONAL • EMOTIONAL • PSYCHOLOGICAL • SOCIAL • SPIRITUAL

  26. PROGRAMMES PROVIDED • LIFE SKILLS • PARENTING SKILLS • GED • VIOLENT OFFENDER PROGRAMMES • SEX OFFENDER PROGRAMMES • DRUG TREATMENT • TRADES: CARPENTRY, PLUMBING ETC • ARTS AND CRAFTS • MEDICAL/DENTAL HYGIENE CLASSES

  27. OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED • Psychological/Medical Screening on reception • Budgeting – money management • Critical Stress Incident Management (CISM) • Employment Preparation and Searches • Fathers and Children Together Programme (FACT) • Family Conferences/Therapy • Group Therapy

  28. Housing arrangements • Mothers and Children Together (MACT) • Mind Over Mood Programme (MOM) • PRIDE Programme (parenting programme) • Re-integration/Re-entry Programme • Risk Assessments • Stress Management & Relaxation Therapy • Victim Empathy • Psychiatric evaluations and monitoring

  29. OTHER INITIATIVES • WORK RELEASE FROM WESTGATE • CHARITY/COMMUNITY WORK • INMATE’S CHOIR • FATHER’S DAY EVENT • “KITES R US” • CHRISTMAS PROGRAMMES • PRISON FELLOWSHIP • “BRIDGING THE GAP” PROGRAMME

  30. OTHER INITIATIVES • PERCUSSION CLASSES • SCHOOL OUTREACH • DUKE OF EDINBURGH SCHEME • THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY • OFFICER TRAINING: • IN-HOUSE • OVERSEAS • DELIVERY OF PROGRAMMES

  31. OTHER COMMUNITY OUTREACH • CHURCH SERVICES IN JAIL • MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS AND COMMUNITY FIGURES • BUSINESS COMMUNITY: YPO • SPORTS EVENTS AGAINST OUTSIDE TEAMS

  32. CHALLENGES • MORE VIOLENT AND AGGRESSIVE INMATES • MUCH YOUNGER OFFENDERS, COMMITING VIOLENT CRIMES • RECRUITING • AGING INFRASTRUCTURE • DRUGS AND PHONES IN JAIL

  33. HELP FROM THE COMMUNITY • VOLUNTEER TO TEACH • HELP TO RE-INTEGRATE INMATES: • EMPLOYMENT • HOUSING • SHOW SUPPORT FOR STAFF AND INMATES • SUPPORT OR HELP TO START PROGRAMMES IN JAIL

  34. REVIEW • MISSION AND BELIEFS • OVERVIEW OF FACILITIES • STATISTICS: STAFF AND INMATES • PROGRAMMES • CHALLENGES WE FACE • HOW THE COMMUNITY CAN HELP

  35. CONCLUSION • I DEFINITELY BELIEVE WE CAN ACHIEVE OUR MISSION • OUR CHARGES ARE OUR SONS, DAUGHTERS, FATHERS, MOTHERS, BROTHERS, SISTERS, ETC • THIS IS NOT A JOB FOR ME: IT IS A CALLING • WE SIMPLY HAVE TO BE IN THE BUISINESS OF RESTORATION AND REDEMPTION

  36. THANKSI was sick and ye visited me; I was in prison and ye came unto me….Matt 25:36