Cedric Neptune, a former policeman, is the new Inspector of Prisons.
Cabinet approved the appointment of Neptune for the next two years. The Government has finally filled the vacancy left after the contract of then Inspector of Prisons, Daniel Khan, expired in June 2016.
According to a statement issued by the National Security Ministry, provision for Neptune’s appointment is made in Section 19 (1) and (3) of the Prisons Act. Neptune was a member of the Police Service from 1988 to 2007.
Neptune was once the President of the Police Social and Welfare Association
He served as Legal Advisor to the Homicide Bureau of Investigation South during the period 2003 to 2007. Neptune became an attorney in 2001.
He practices family law, property/conveyancing law, non-contentious probate law, immigration law, criminal law, industrial relations/labour law, civil litigation, public law and contract law.
According to Section 20 of the Prisons Act, the Inspector of Prisons has specific responsibilities.
These include inspecting all books and related papers, inquire into all matters relating to the prison and examining every prisoner or other individual who he finds in the prison and thinks it fit to examine.
Neptune was appointed to the Board of the Educational Facilities Company Limited in June.