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David Matthews

Prison Governor
Guernsey Prison

David started work as a Prison Officer in 1987 and worked his way through the Prison Service ranks, becoming a Governor grade in 1999. He has worked in a variety of different establishments including young offenders, medium security and a High Security Prison where he led a team developing services for prisoners with Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorders. David has been Prison Governor on Guernsey for the last 5 years where he has developed a working prison around what he calls a factory process model. He has completed over 30 years in the Prison Service and describes Guernsey’s Prison system as unique. David is currently managing a security upgrade within Guernsey Prison which will include an innovative solution to the current and emerging threat from drones.