Inmate gets 12 months extra time for jail break

| 30/10/2013

(CNS): Despite being on the run for less than one week, 22-year-old Chadwick Bradford Dale will serve one more year in prison following his conviction for escaping lawful custody. Magistrate Grace Donalds added the 12 months onto Dale’s existing six year sentence for a violent robbery last week. During the sentencing hearing the inmate had no lawyer to represent him and made his own pleas in mitigation, pointing out that it was his first time escaping. Dale, a Jamaican national, was one of three men who escaped from HMP Northward in August via the kitchen block and by cutting the perimeter fences. Accompanying Dale on his short lived bid for freedom was local father and son duo, Steve and Marcus Manderson.

The first of the three men to be found, Dale was recaptured in Cayman Kai, the popular tourist area of North Side, following a massive man hunt for the three men, who were all serving time for violent offences.

Steve Manderson was the next to be recaptured, two weeks after what was his sixth jail break. He was also arrested in North Side but in the Frank Sound area. Manderson has not yet entered pleas to the charges of escaping, but given that he is serving mandatory life sentence for murder, any sentence imposed will have to run concurrently.

His son Marcus Manderson was serving mandatory ten year sentence for possession of an unlicensed firearm after he was convicted of carrying a modified flare gun, which a jury found to be a lethal weapon. He has now been on the run for eleven weeks and the police stated recently that they have reason to believe that the younger Manderson has since left the island. Local authorities are working with regional law enforcement to find him. 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    He should have escaped in US prison they would have gave him 10-to life, they dont play with their sentencing!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    wow  12 month ?   we are safe now !  what a joke

  3. Anonymous says:

    Oh boy.. a whole 12 months.. 

    This island's juditial system is a total joke.

  4. Anonymous says:

    We the people of these islands need to stand strong together & send a loud message to our govt that we need striker rules for those people who enter our islands and create havok & destabilize our way of life in these islands! Bracka

  5. Anonymous says:

    Why do we have to pay for him to stay at Northward.  Why can't we deport any foreigner who commits a crime here and have fingerprinting in place so they cannot return.  WTF is wrong with our government???   

    • Anonymous says:

      And did you see what he said in court "this was my first time escaping"……12 months isn't enough, he stabbed someone…plan and simple, 6 years is not enough….tell that to the poor girl who we stabbed…

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    • Anonymous says:

      I agree, Cayman should have an extradition treaty with Jamaica so we can deport to his homeland jail system, in exchange for repatriation of any Caymanians from theirs.  RCIPS already have his prints, along with tens of thousands of other people that have been arrested for serious crimes here over the years (assuming these haven't been misplaced).  Flight manifests for Cayman-bound aircraft should be routinely queried against domestic and foreign known offender lists, and passengers should never be allowed to board if we don't desire them to arrive here.  Every other country in the world knows exactly who's planning to arrive many hours before the plane lands.  The fact that so many (non-homegrown) criminals successfully infiltrate confirms that we are simply way behind the ball on the most basic of proactive border controls.  

      • Anonymous says:

        That's not how extradition treaties work. He did not commit any crime in Jamaica, but he did in Cayman.   

      • Anonymous says:

        This will only encourage Jamaicans to take even more advantage of us as soft targets…plus they'll get away with slap on wrist.

    • Anonymous says:

      are you insane ?  how can you deport any foreigner who commits a crime ?

      he did the crime here and he needs to go to jail here.

      what would "his" country do with him ??

      now, …….

      unless they would lock him up in his home country , then it would be ok,  otherwise  it makes no sense at all

      hundrreds or even thousands would come here and commit crimes, knowing that the worst that would happen to them is deportation   !!!     get it ??????????? 

  6. Anonymous says:

    A deportation & revoke of cayman papers & finger printing system is needed in these islands! Concern citizen

  7. Anonymous says:

    Not nearly enough.  Any prisoner with a long sentence will risk 1 extra year for the chance to get to Jamaica.  5 years minimum for this sort of beahviour please.  Charge him with a criminal conspiracy too and bump up his sentence.

    • Anonymous says:

      Isn't this the same punk piece of s..t that told a girl on SMB "you dead now girl" and then stabbed her?  Guess the light sentence he got for those incidents didn't give him any respect for the law.