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GOOD AFTERNOON. BERMUDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. 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. OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION. MISSION AND BELIEFS OVERVIEW OF FACILITIES

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aim of presentation
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
outline of presentation
OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION
  • MISSION AND BELIEFS
  • OVERVIEW OF FACILITIES
  • STATISTICS: STAFF AND INMATES
  • PROGRAMMES
  • CHALLENGES WE FACE
mission beliefs and core values
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.
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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.
my vision
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
our facilities
OUR FACILITIES
  • WESTGATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
  • PRISON FARM
  • CO-ED CORRECTIONAL
  • TRANSITIONAL LIVING CENTER (TLC)
  • HEADQUARTERS
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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
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MINIMUM SECURITY PRISON
  • CAN HOUSE 93 INMATES
  • ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
    • FARMING/GARDENING
    • WORK RELEASE
    • COMMUNITY SERVICE
    • CHARITY WORK
    • WORKSHOPS
    • CHAPEL
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HOUSES ADULT FEMALES AND YOUNG MALES
  • MAXIMUM SECURITY
  • PROGRAMMES AND REGIMES SIMILAR TO WESTGATE
  • CAN HOUSE 32 FEMALES AND 32 YOUNG MALES
transitional living center
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
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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
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ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER
  • ACCOUNTS/ADMIN/IT/UPPER MANAGEMENT
statistics inmates
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
statistics staff
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)
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25 NON-UNIFORMED STAFF:
    • 2 SOCIAL WORKERS
    • 2 PSYCHOLOGISTS
    • VOCATION OFFICER
    • 6 CASE MANAGERS
    • ACCOUNTS
    • ADMIN SUPPORT STAFF
part time contract staff
PART-TIME/CONTRACT STAFF
  • TEACHERS
  • WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS: ARTS AND CRAFTS; CARPENTRY; PLUMBING; A/C REPAIRS; MOTOR MECHANICS
  • DRUGS COUNSELLORS
  • CHAPLAINS
aim of programmes
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
types of offences
TYPES OF OFFENCES
  • MOSTLY DRUG-RELATED
    • IMPORTATION
    • POSSESSION
  • VIOLENT ASSAULT AND WOUNDING
  • FIREARMS/BLADED ARTICLE OFFENCES
  • ROBBERY
  • MURDER/MANSLAUGHTER
  • B & E
  • SEXUAL OFFENCES
focus on inmate s needs
FOCUS ON INMATE’S NEEDS
  • PHYSICAL
  • EDUCATIONAL
  • EMOTIONAL
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL
  • SOCIAL
  • SPIRITUAL
programmes provided
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
other services provided
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
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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
other initiatives
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
other initiatives30
OTHER INITIATIVES
  • PERCUSSION CLASSES
  • SCHOOL OUTREACH
  • DUKE OF EDINBURGH SCHEME
  • THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY
  • OFFICER TRAINING:
    • IN-HOUSE
    • OVERSEAS
    • DELIVERY OF PROGRAMMES
other community outreach
OTHER COMMUNITY OUTREACH
  • CHURCH SERVICES IN JAIL
  • MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS AND COMMUNITY FIGURES
  • BUSINESS COMMUNITY: YPO
  • SPORTS EVENTS AGAINST OUTSIDE TEAMS
challenges
CHALLENGES
  • MORE VIOLENT AND AGGRESSIVE INMATES
  • MUCH YOUNGER OFFENDERS, COMMITING VIOLENT CRIMES
  • RECRUITING
  • AGING INFRASTRUCTURE
  • DRUGS AND PHONES IN JAIL
help from the community
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
review
REVIEW
  • MISSION AND BELIEFS
  • OVERVIEW OF FACILITIES
  • STATISTICS: STAFF AND INMATES
  • PROGRAMMES
  • CHALLENGES WE FACE
  • HOW THE COMMUNITY CAN HELP
conclusion
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