Lovell supports community service, instead of prison sentences, for young offenders

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Harold Lovell, Political Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), is supporting the call for community service as an alternative sentence, especially for young offenders.

Attorney-General Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin had made a similar suggestion some time ago; but, to date, no move has been made to make it into law.

Lovell says the criminal-justice system affects mainly young people, and prison is not the right penalty in all instances for those who run afoul of the law.

Therefore, it is important that consideration be given to alternative sentences that do not stain a person’s character as other conventional sentences would.

Accordingly, the Political Leader guarantees that a UPP Administration will take this legislation before the Parliament during its first few months in office.

Lovell notes that Her Majesty’s Prison is usually full to capacity, with numbers significantly higher than the 150 persons it was built to house.

He says, too, that conditions at the penal facility are way below standard, and the courts should not be hurrying to imprison anyone unless it is absolutely necessary to deprive that person of his liberty.

Lovell acknowledges, though, that when a crime is committed, punishment is often necessary for the maintenance of law and order.

The Political Leader concludes that community service would be a more effective way to deal with punishing young people for minor infractions of the law.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. So. Why wasn’t this the case when UPP was in power? Simple it’s all part of the many pie in the sky ideas these #UPPNEARGA will push.

    • @ Just Saying

      you are just an ass-tist. Ideas evolve, don’t you read that Cutie Benjamin made a similar suggestion some time ago, so why didn’t he make the suggestion when they were in power the prior 28 years?
      How can this be a pie in the sky, when it is so unlike the pie in the sky 500 homes in 500 days, or the 500 homes in a few months, or water flowing in 14 days? THE 500 HOMES IS NOT EVEN COMPLETED AFTER NEARLY 9 YEARS, but you minions swallow it hook, line and sinker, USEFUL IDIOTS,

  2. This is an excellent idea. It is a win/win for all concerned. Very practical since it would help to ease the over-crowding in 1735. Good suggestion Mr Lovell.

  3. MR. IMF ROMANTIC RHYTHMS WADADLI POWER CAN’T ABST HOTEL RIPOFF ABIB COLLAPSER BANKING-SECTOR COLLAPSER ANTI-UWI FIVE ISLANDS CAMPUS BAICO COLLAPSER it doesn’t matter since you won’t be in government!!!

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