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“FREE UP THE BADGE” CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED



0 | 2018-12-05 11:01:00

The Lay Magistrates' Association of Jamaica (LMAJ) is now calling on its membership and all Justices of the Peace to re-double their efforts re-visitation of police lockups and detention centres across the island..

This has become necessary following reports of inhumane conditions at police lock ups and detention centres.

The LMAJ has pointed to the severity of conditions which has led to the cosure of all police lockup and holding areas at stations in the parish of Hanover and the transfer of prisoners to the Barnett Street Police lockup in Montego Bay which is already overcrowded.

The Management of the LMAJ is there fore reminding its members and Justices of the Peace that one of their core function is to conduct weekly inspections of police locks, and holding areas/detention centres in their respective parish to ensure that these facilities are in a condition which is fit for human habitation.

At the sametme the Management of the LMAJ is calling on the government to immediately begin the address the inhumane conditions existing at police lockups/holding areas/detention centres.

The LMAJ is also calling on the business sector to enter into a publi/private partnership with the government for the timely improvement of the conditions at policelockups and detention centres islandwide




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