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AG not decided on paying for jail

Heather-Lynn Evanson

AG not decided on paying for jail

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WHETHER THE ISLAND makes its prisoners pay for their stay at the lone penal institution has yet to be discussed by lawmakers.

However, says Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite, while that is still up in the air, the long mooted parole system should come on stream in about 12 months.

He told the DAILY NATION that Assistant Commissioner of Police Erwin Boyce, who called for prisoners to be made to pay for their stay at HMP Dodds, would have made his comments after visiting a penal institution which was “run for profit” in the United States.

However, he said neither he nor his colleagues had addressed their minds to it “one way or the other”.