MORE WILL BE DONE to rehabilitate people on remand at Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds, while Government works to fix the justice system to get speedier trials.
Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinkson revealed this in response to the NATION queries on whether this was on the cards given Government’s amendment of the Bail Act last week stipulating that those charged for murder and other serious crimes must remain on remand for 24 months before they can request bail.
Hinkson said traditionally the prisons’ management had not focused on rehabilitation of those on remand as it was thought they were only there for a short time before trial.
“But in recent times with the lengthening of the process before a trial, that policy has been changed and we are conducting rehabilitation on prisoners who are on remand – of course, depending on what type of crime they are accused of and those kinds of factors,” he said.
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