- Search Results
Gov’t Frees 60 Inmates At Overcrowded.....
Date Uploaded: Aug 07, 2014

Solicitor General of Liberia, Cllr. Betty Lamin-Blamo





Gov’t Frees 60 Inmates At Overcrowded Central Prison

By Comfort Johnson (Intern)

MONROVIA, August 7 (LINA) -About 60 pre-trial inmates with non-violent records were Wednesday released by the Justice Ministry from the Monrovia Central Prison due to overcrowding at the facility.

According to the Liberia News Agency, the ministry took the decision following series of consultations amongst judicial authorities, and also taking into consideration the outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease in the country.

Speaking during the release of the detainees Wednesday, the Solicitor General of Liberia, Cllr. Betty Lamin-Blamo, said the Justice Ministry was concerned about overcrowding at the prison, especially as the nation battles the deadly Ebola disease.

Lamin-Blamo said during a meeting with Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, it was agreed that convicts with non-violent records, who have been in detention without trial, be released in keeping with law.

Stipendiary Magistrates from various magisterial courts within and outside Monrovia submitted names of pre-trial detainees that were qualified for release.

Some of the detainees’ offenses range from misapplication of entrusted property and criminal misconduct to disorderly conduct and theft of property.

Other offenders whose crimes are complex were sent to the probation division of the Justice Ministry for checkup as provided by law.

Lamin-Blamo urged the detainees to view their release as an opportunity to reunite with people in their communities and advised them to always demonstrate good behavior.

She clarified that those released did not include first degree felons such as armed robbers, murderers and rapists. 



latest headlines
‘A Strong Civil Service Reduces Poverty’ – Swedish Diplomat
A Swedish diplomat has said that her country believes that a strengthened civil service has an important role in Liberia’s effort to reduce pov ...more
ILO Vows To Protect Liberian Workers
The Head of the International Labour Organization (ILO) for English-speaking West African States, Dennis Zulu, has promised that his institution ...more
Over 31,000 Sitting Senior High WAEC Test Across Liberia
About 31,297 senior high school students from 588 schools across the country Monday started writing the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) ...more
AFL Apologizes For Soldiers' Brutality Against Bong Citizens
The Executive Officer of the 23rd Infantry Brigade of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) in Bong County, Captain Francis Gbodi, has apologized to ...more
Miss Liberia Wokie Dolo Off To Uganda For Mega Charity
Miss Liberia, Wokie Dolo, is in Uganda upon the invitation of Miss Uganda, Nakitende Irene, to participate in charitable works. ...more
Int’l Partners Nudge Political Parties To Help Prepare National Forum
A tripartite body, comprising two African and one global partners, is calling on political parties and stakeholders to support an initiative to h ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency