Embattled prison officer released on bail
Prison officer Shawn McDonald Herbert has been released from jail on $3,000 bail.
Herbert, who pleaded guilty last Friday to three offences under the Prisons Act, re-appeared before acting Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch today after spending a week at HMP Dodds.
The 41-year-old resident of Olivies Gap, Tudor Bridge, St Michael has admitted to giving a number of letters and photographs to prisoner Fabian Jones without lawful authority; bringing a number of letters and photographs out of Her Majesty Prison Dodds without lawful authority; and attempting, without lawful authority, to convey a number of letters and photographs to Jones.
The offences allegedly occurred between June 17 and September 14, 2016.
Magistrate Birch has ordered a presentencing report on Herbert, who returns to the District ‘C’ Court on November 28.