Explore Options for Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Prisoner Transport

Project Updates as at 31 May, 2017

Status: Business Planning

  • Following the approval of a Strategic Assessment on 9 August 2016, the project team has been working to complete an OBC.
  • The OBC was not completed by March 2017, as expected. The Ministry has reported that the delays have arisen because of a need to carry out a Request for Information process, in order to accurately assess the level of interest amongst private sector service delivery providers. This is required as an input into the OBC.
  • The timelines have been revised and the team is now working with a new estimated delivery date of July 31, 2017 for submission of the OBC.

Next key milestones:

  • Publication and valuation of RFI and questionnaire (estimated completion timeline: 30 June 2017).
  • Completion and submission of the OBC – (estimated completion timeline: 31 July 2017).

Estimated project completion timeline: N/A – Project has not yet been initiated.

Project Updates as at 30 November, 2016

Status: Business Planning

This project is underway. Currently, transporting prisoners to and from court ties up the time of prison officers, that could be better utilised in activities such as prisoner training which have a major impact on reducing recidivism, or police officers, who could be alternatively employed actually tackling crime and spreading reassurance.  A Strategic Assessment has been approved and a project team from the CI Prison Service has started conducting the research for an Outline Business Case, to identify the best means of implementing the necessary changes.

Project Updates as at 25 May, 2016


The Premier and Minister: Hon. Alden McLaughlin

Project Sponsor: Mr. Wesley Howell, Chief Officer


Overview (taken from Cabinet’s Project Future Programme Brief): Where necessary, prisoners are currently transported between the Court and Prison by Government staff in Government vehicles.  This project will review the efficiency and effectiveness of current prisoner and custodial transport activity; consider the scope to increase the use of external contractors; and determine how the work might be appropriately packaged.

Status: A Strategic Assessment is being progressed. (a Strategic Assessment has been approved by Cabinet).

Ministry/Portfolio Update:

  • A Strategic Assessment has been approved, and preparations are underway to progress to the next stage, to develop an Outline Business Case.