Mon | Dec 18, 2017

Chief Justice announces two more sentence reduction days

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 11:53 AM
Chief Justice Zaila McCalla

Chief Justice Zaila McCalla has announced two more sentence reduction days.

The first will be on October 19 in Kingston.

The second will be in Spanish Town, St Catherine on October 20.

Sentence reduction day is among the measures being implemented to clear the backlog of cases before the Circuit Court.

It allows an accused person to plead guilty and be eligible for a 50 percent reduction in sentence.

After a very long break, the first sentence reduction day was implemented earlier this year, but it's reported that only 10 persons took advantage of it.

- Livern Barrett

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