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Government plans to give serious consideration to a number of ideas and suggestions made by groups and individuals, towards helping to address the high prison population on island.
One of the main ideas being considered is the use of tracking devices for suspected criminals.
National Security Minister, Victor La Corbiniere, said the topic is back on the table and will be looked at from the point of view that it will allow individuals some freedom, pending the hearing of matters.
The minister said there are a number of issues which lends to the current crisis, one in particular is the rehabilitation of the courts, which has significantly disrupted the flow of hearings for some time.
La Corbiniere revealed that in addition to repairing the poor infrastructure at the courts, the government might have to consider hiring an additional judge to clear the backlog of cases.
But the minister said this is just one of many ideas that the government is looking at to help lower the remand population and deal with cases more speedily.
The Bordelais Correctional Facility, which was built some 14 years ago, was designed to accommodate only 450 inmates, but has since exceeded this mark every year and the number keeps growing daily.
Recent information states that 258 inmates are serving out sentences, while 349 are still awaiting trial.
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