Long trial wait for prisoners is madness

THE EDITOR: I heard on the news that a prisoner died after waiting 11 years for trial for an offence he may be innocent of. This is madness. What are we as a people doing about this? What are the churches doing? What are the social groups doing?

These men and women are a forgotten lot. The Government should immediately release all those in custody in for any offence for which they have served more than ten years, with the exception of murder. We have just as many criminals outside and these people have served their time and even more.

How can we allow this to continue? Where is the condemnation from our religious leaders? Where are our activists? We must demand answers and immediate resolutions from our government leaders and legal fraternity.


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"Long trial wait for prisoners is madness"

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