Montserrat’s Governor approves release of two prisoners
Montserrat’s jail is less two convicts now, after each served over 15 years in prison.
“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.