Belize Central Prison

  • Convicted Armed Robber Gives Police the Slip

    Police are searching for 48 year old Harrison Powell, aka Harrison Myvett, who escaped after he was sentenced yesterday to 5 years for armed robbery. After he received his sentence, Powell,...

  • Convicted Drug Trafficker Escapes from Prison

    A 27-year-old male prisoner broke out from the Belize Central Prison on Sunday after he was sent on an errand to the guard tower.  Jonathan Galan was serving three years for...

  • Court of Appeals Frees Gary Sewell

    After being in prison for about 7 years awaiting extradition proceedings, Gary Seawell today became a free man when Belize Court of Appeals allowed his appeal and granted him a writ...

  • The Lives of William Mason and Mark Flowers Behind Bars

    Now that we know that at least for tonight, John Saldivar remains the Minister of National Security, we can move on to William Alexander Mason. The 47-year-old Guyanese national is spending...

  • Prisoner Escapes Additional Time in Jail

    Twenty-six year old Eric Castillo appeared before Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith, today and was found guilty of drug trafficking. Castillo, who is serving time for burglary, asked for leniency. He...

  • Baptist Found with Drugs in Prison Cell

    Forty year old Glenford Baptist, who is serving a sentence of twenty five years for a conviction of murder, was charged with drug trafficking when he appeared today before Senior Magistrate...

  • Belize Central Prison: Topic at Provost’s Lecture in Indianapolis

    Amanda Miller is an Associate Professor of Sociology while Kevin Whiteacre is the Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Indianapolis.  Both Miller and Whiteacre...

  • Stabbing Inside Prison Walls Turns Deadly

    Thirty two year old Sherlock Myvette was stabbed several times today at the Belize Central Prison. He is at the Karl Huesner Memorial Hospital under police guard while receiving treatment. Myvette...

  • Prison Employees Attempt to Smuggle Drugs Into Facility

    Police have charged two employees of the Kolbe Prison Foundation for drug trafficking. Two males, a cook and a prison officer were caught this weekend trying to smuggle cannabis into the...

  • Prisoner Bernardez on the Run

    Police are asking the public’s assistance in recapturing a prisoner who escaped from police custody enroute to the Belize Central Prison yesterday.  27-year-old, Lawrence Bernardez of the Lakeland Area in Dangriga...

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