Montserrat’s Governor approves release of two prisoners

Montserrat’s jail is less two convicts now, after each served over 15 years in prison.

(FILE IMAGE) A statement from {H.E. Adrian Davis, Left} the Governor's Office announced that "following consultation with the Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, and based on positive reports from the prison and strong recommendations from the Parole Board, His Excellency the Governor has agreed to release the following two prisoners: James Nathaniel Browne and William Greenaway. The effective date of release for both prisoners will be 31 July 2013.

(FILE IMAGE) A statement from {H.E. Adrian Davis, Left} the Governor’s Office announced that “following consultation with the Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, and based on positive reports from the prison and strong recommendations from the Parole Board, His Excellency the Governor has agreed to release the following two prisoners: James Nathaniel Browne and William Greenaway. The effective date of release for both prisoners will be 31 July 2013.

James Browne was originally sentenced on 28 November 1985 to death by hanging. This was commuted on 24 December 1996 to serving “his natural life in prison“. Mr Browne has had three periods of conditional release on licence on work release programmes with the first one commencing on 24 January 2011.

William Greenaway was sentenced to imprisonment at Her Majesty’s pleasure on 9 November 1996 for attempted murder and wounding with intent. Mr Greenaway has had two periods of conditional release on licence with the first one commencing on 29 February 2012.

These releases mark the first such prisoner releases in Montserrat and are the culmination of a lengthy process of multi-agency working with input from community representatives,” the statement read.

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