Tomlinson Furniture
March Madness 2019

Wiping away criminal record, bill to be proposed

The Spent convictions bill which includes the expungement of criminal records will be reviewed in the Legislative Assembly (LA) mid-next week.

One writer of the bill, Home Affairs Acting Chief Officer Kathryn Dinspel-Powell said an ex-offender who served five years or more in prison then lived a crime free life for at least 15 years will be eligible to state their case to a board with the hopes of having their record cleared.

Mrs. Dinspel-Powell added, people who have been convicted of heinous crimes will be exempt from having their records expunged. She added, if the offence committed left someone maimed or paralysed the bill would not allow for the removal of these from one’s record

Mrs.Dinspel-Powell said people have not yet been picked or trained to make up the expungement board as the bill is still being finalized.

Cayman 27’s Mario Grey has more.


About the author

Mario Grey

Mario Grey

Mario Grey's passion for journalism has been long intertwined with his love of people and culture from his days as a youth growing up in the Cayman Islands. He captained his debate team whilst at John Gray High School and graduated as Head Prefect. He also worked at KVHU FM in Searcy, Arkansas, United States and worked and interned for Radio Cayman News before graduating from the University Of Arkansas at Little Rock in May 2015.

Eclipze Generic
Tanya’s Kitchen
Kirk Freeport – March 2019
%d bloggers like this: