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Issue of persons languishing behind bars continues to be a sore one – 20th Mar 2013

Guyana_PrisonThe issue of persons languishing behind bars is continuing to be a sore one and the Head of State is now putting pressure on the judicial system to deliver.

President Ramotar said his Government and the people of this country expect more effective results from the Police and the judiciary.

The President said his Government has plans to reform and revamp the judicial system. He also spoke about an increase in capacity of the judiciary.

According to President Ramotar, the recent appointment of more judges, was aim at reducing the case backlog.

Some prisoners charged with murder, manslaughter and rape are on remand some for as much as five years, awaiting trial.

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