Tag: Isle of Man Prison

Prison’s environmental projects create savings and strengthen links with local community

Prison’s environmental projects create savings and strengthen links with local community

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Isle of Man Prison is promoting a range of green initiatives as part of broader efforts to make its operations more sustainable. Schemes focusing on recycling, waste management and energy efficiency are helping to cut running costs and reduce the prison’s impact on the environment. A Greening Committee, which brings together a number of […]

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Growing recognition for restorative justice programme

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

A restorative justice programme at the Isle of Man Prison is continuing to earn recognition for its powerful contribution towards the rehabilitation of offenders. Delivered by the PrisonWorks charity in conjunction with the Department of Home Affairs, the innovative project helps prisoners address the consequences of their actions and lead more productive lives on their […]

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Prison brings festive cheer to Jurby

Prison brings festive cheer to Jurby

| December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Prisoners, their families and prison staff will bring some festive cheer to Jurby this week, with the donation of 17 Christmas food hampers to elderly people living in the village. The well-stocked yuletide boxes are the result of the fifth annual Christmas Hamper Appeal to be undertaken at the Isle of Man Prison. They will […]

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Prisoners learn important life skills

Prisoners learn important life skills

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Inmates at the Isle of Man Prison have enjoyed another successful year exhibiting in local shows, winning numerous accolades for their produce and cookery entries. Prisoners have also put their baking skills to good use in recent months to help raise hundreds of pounds for Island cancer charities through cake sales. Entries from the prison […]

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Department of Home Affairs seeking to update custody legislation

| October 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Department of Home Affairs is seeking to introduce the Custody (Amendment) Bill 2013 in the House of Keys next week to update the rules relating to drug testing in prison. The current legislation, the Custody Act 1995, does not allow for ‘intimate samples’ to be obtained from prisoners to test for the presence of […]

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Appeal for prison work projects

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Charities and businesses are being encouraged to join forces with the Department of Home Affairs to offer new work projects at the Isle of Man Prison. The ability to provide a range of constructive activities has an important role in maintaining discipline and safety in prison, as well as contributing towards the overall rehabilitation of […]

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Colin retires from prison service after 39 years

Colin retires from prison service after 39 years

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Colin Ring has encountered some of Britain’s most notorious criminals and witnessed many significant changes during a long career in the prison service. It has certainly not been a regular 9-to-5 working life, but it’s one he looks back on with great pride and affection as he prepares to hang up his prison keys for […]

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Record year for Prison Christmas Hamper Appeal

Record year for Prison Christmas Hamper Appeal

| December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

PRISONERS and prison officers will bring some festive cheer to Jurby this week, with the distribution of 21 Christmas food hampers to elderly people living in the village. The well-stocked yuletide boxes are a result of the fourth annual Christmas Hamper Appeal to be undertaken at the Isle of Man Prison. This year’s offering has […]

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Isle of Man Prison weaving itself into the fabric of the community at Jurby

Isle of Man Prison weaving itself into the fabric of the community at Jurby

| July 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ramsey Group Practice has received an impressive wall hanging which was created by talented people attending classes at the Isle of Man Prison’s Education Department and commissioned for the new Jurby Health and Community Centre. The Jurby Health and Community Centre has been welcoming patients and service-users since the keys were handed over to the […]

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Isle of Man Prison staff receive Queen’s Jubilee Medal

Isle of Man Prison staff receive Queen’s Jubilee Medal

| July 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

LIEUTENANT Governor Adam Wood praised the valuable contribution made by the Isle of Man Prison Service as he presented members of staff with the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. Mr Wood said the Prison and its personnel played an important role by helping to maintain community safety in the Island and to resettle offenders into the community […]

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