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Shedding the shackles

Cayman can now say it is truly compliant in how they deal with people who have been temporarily locked up. Some compare the grand opening of the of the custody suites in George Town is in some ways symbolic of shedding the shackles of previous centuries.

“This has moved us from the 18th century cages that we had and brought us now into the 21st century,” said Police Commissioner David Baines.

The lock up features a total of 12 cells, 6 on each side; and 2 persons can be held in each. The cells have also been fitted with CC-TV, which will monitor the detainees from the moment they enter the building.

Commissioner Baines says the cells are now ready to accommodate whoever gets detained.

Ben Tonner, the Acting Chairman of the Human Rights Commission, says Cayman as a country is one step closer to truly upholding all forms of Human Rights.

Mr. Tonner said, “There is perhaps no more obvious symbol or expression of this concept than the way in which the state treats those in it’s custody.”


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Andrel Harris

Andrel Harris

After completing high school in Cayman, Andrel Harris joined the news team as a Reporter Trainee in 2013. Now he serves as a reporter/producer, as well as the 'Cayman 27 Today' anchor. He also contributes to the talk shows and present weather forecasts. He hails from the district of North Side.

"Working with Cayman 27 has been a rewarding and eye opening experience. Through the power of the media, I've been able to help give a voice to the people living in Cayman." - Andrel Harris

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