More time in prison for Layne

A man who is already serving time has been sentenced to an additional six months at Dodds Prison.

Magistrate Douglas Frederick imposed the punishment on 53-year-old Michael Dacosta Layne of Scotts Gap, Brittons Hill, St Michael who in a previous court appearance pleaded guilty to entering the home of Simon Baptist as a trespasser on April 28 and stealing three cellular phones, a piece of cloth, a bag, BDS$1120 and US$100 in cash.

The items and money, which totalled $1,987, were never recovered.

“I am currently serving a sentence and will [be released] on March 25, next year. Whatever you give me I will have to accept, Layne told Frederick.

However, attorney-at-law Harry Husbands who mitigated on the man’s behalf, said Layne had been in and out of prison for the past ten years and was under pressure since losing his job.

Husbands revealed that Layne was also an outpatient of the Psychiatric Hospital and wanted a second chance at getting into the drug rehabilitation programme offered by Verdun House.

But Frederick said the request was not feasible at present because “while the harvest is plenty, the workers are few”.

According to the judicial officer: “There are a lot of people who would like rehabilitation . . . but you have been there and done that, so we have to give other people a first chance. I understand that you are under the influence of these drugs, but the problem is the resources are scarce and you have to [take advantage] of the ones in prison,” he told Layne before imposing the six-month sentence which will be added on to the time he is already serving at Dodds.

6 Responses to More time in prison for Layne

  1. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan October 25, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Look at it this way Layne, this time in Dodds will save you from yourself and keep you out of trouble

  2. James Amlighty
    James Amlighty October 26, 2017 at 12:09 am

    These guys need a good farm labour program and sentenced to hard labour. Contribute something to the island instead of raping it all the time

  3. Linda Fenty
    Linda Fenty October 26, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Give him one hard work to do every day until his sentence is up. Work so hard that it would knock any want to do drugs. He would be so exhausted that it would be the last thing he would want to do. If the powers that be don’t know what jobs to give him , I have a long list of places he could work and all like him at Dodds cleaning , debushing and cutting down trees . Cleaning up dirty Barbados.

  4. Richard Braithwaite
    Richard Braithwaite October 26, 2017 at 1:47 am

    Community service ! If he can’t find work…
    Looks like prison isn’t a deterrent …..

  5. Christopher Robinson
    Christopher Robinson October 26, 2017 at 5:20 am

    Prison to most is guaranteed food and board, preferable to their having neither out of prison. Deterrent??? Hardly.

  6. Kim Connell
    Kim Connell October 26, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Jail will be full for Christmas


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