The Justice Ministry has identified 125inmates at the Monrovia Central Prison, with lesser offenses or crimes, for release through the court system.
Assistant Justice Minter for Litigations Cllr. Wesseh A. Wesseh Wednesday told Judicial Reporters that they are putting mechanisms in place to have the famous South beach decongested with inmates who committed minor offenses.
He said Justice Minister Musa Dean’s instruction is seeking to restore freedom to suspected criminals who committed petit cases such as terroristic threat, negligent homicide, and simple assault.
Cllr, Wesseh stressed that the Magisterial Court cannot have people placed behind bars daily with lesser crimes, claiming that Minister Dean’s mandate will decongest the prison.
Assistant Minster Wesseh disclosed that currently, the Central Prison is hosting one thousand four hundred and five persons, which they see as a challenge resulting in overcrowdedness.
He said, with the huge influx of people at the Monrovia Central Prison, there is a possibility of a disease outbreak that could affect the inmates and facilities as well. Our Judicial Correspondent further said that Ministry measure comes when the Prison authority has announced a possible jailbreak of the Monrovia Central Prison due to the overcrowdedness of the facility.