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Supreme Court judge complains about ganja smoking by prisoners

Published:Thursday | January 22, 2015 | 8:45 AM

Supreme Court judge Lennox Campbell has expressed frustration that prisoners in custody at the Supreme Court Building continue to breach the law by smoking ganja.

Justice Campbell lamented that the offence happens with great frequency and that he is amazed that this is taking place in the building.

The judge made the remarks yesterday during the case of Professor Brendan Bain and the University of West Indies, Mona.

Justice Campbell is one of the three judges on the panel hearing the case.

While on the witness stand yesterday, UWI Vice-chancellor Professor E. Nigel Harris was asked about the legality of men having sex with men.

Professor Harris responded by saying that he smelt ganja in the corridors of the Supreme Court building and that such an activity is illegal.

For years, judges, litigants and members of public have complained about the smell of ganja coming from the cell used to house prisoners at the Supreme Court Building.


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