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Embattled prison officer released on bail

courtPrison 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.

2 Responses to Embattled prison officer released on bail

  1. Alex Alleyne September 24, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Everything was going alright until she roll over.

  2. Hal Austin September 24, 2016 at 8:58 am

    What a group of jokers. When he was charged he was remanded in prison. When he pleaded guilty he got bail. A prison officer smuggling contraband should be jailed. No excuses.


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