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Hub Official Wants Overcrowding At Prisons Reduced
By Philip T. Singbah, LINA Bong County Correspondent

GBARNGA, June 13 (LINA) -The Public Outreach Coordinator at the Gbarnga Regional, Justice and Security Hub has complained about overcrowding at the Gbarnga Central Prison and the prison in Sanniquellie, Nimba County.

According to John Lucky, the Gbarnga prison facility currently holds 152 inmates while the Nimba facility has about 162 detainees.

Lucky said of the inmates at the Gbarnga Central Prison, there are 86 pre-trial detainees, while the Nimba facility has 93 pre-trial individuals.

He attributed the overcrowding at both facilities to the lack of adequate magistrates and judges and the unwillingness of some complainants to follow-up on cases.

According to Lucky, under the law, cases at the level of the magisterial court should not last beyond 14 days, while those on the dockets of the circuit court should not last over two successive court terms.

The Gbarnga Regional, Justice and Security Hub official was speaking Monday at the formal opening of a two-day capacity-building workshop organized by Carter Center Liberia to enhance access to information in the justice and security sector.

He wants the Ministry of Justice to take the necessary steps to reduce the overcrowding of prison facilities in the two counties.

Lucky noted that the Gbarnga Regional, Justice and Security Hub is currently supporting justice actors in Bong, Nimba and Lofa counties to speedily try cases and ensure that citizens have access to justice in the region.

He disclosed that as part of the support, the hub is working with the local police detachments in the three counties as well as public defenders, judges, and civil society groups in capacity-building as well as lending logistical support to them.
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