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DEH/Prison rehabilitation programme notches up third employee

The Department of Environmental Health said on Wednesday (19 February) it has added a third worker to help improve garbage collection, through its partnership with the Cayman Islands Prison Service.

It comes after the two bodies signed a Memorandum of Understanding last year. The aim is to improve delays in rubbish collection while supporting the rehabilitation of low-risk prisoners.

The Director of Prisons Steve Barrett said in a statement that “finding employment following release from prison has been recognised as a factor in determining whether or not someone is likely to re-offend and/or return to prison… prisoners who have worked whilst in custody are more likely to be in employment shortly after their release.”

Garbage woes have been a consistent complaint over the past year.

The DEH was on record saying staffing and equipment issues are being addressed to ensure reliable service.

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Caroline James

Caroline James

Caroline joined Cayman 27 in September 2018 after seven years working for Sky News in London, both as a Producer on the World News programme and, latterly, as News Editor on the Foreign Desk, where she led coverage on the ground of stories as diverse as the 2016 US Election, corruption allegations surrounding FIFA and The Oscars. Before this, she worked as a Producer for Associated Press Television News (APTN) for two years, based in their London headquarters. Caroline graduated with a BA Hons degree in Arabic, French and German from Durham University, before gaining an MA in Television Journalism with distinction at City University, London. When not hunting down stories in Cayman, she can be found playing tennis, practicing Bikram yoga or enjoying a beer on Seven Mile Beach. You can reach Caroline at carolinejames@hurleysmedia.ky or 326-2243.

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