St.Kitts-Nevis Lawyer Lindsay Grant Decries Backlog in Justice System

Harvard trained Kittitian Attorney  Lindsay Grant is calling for reform in the Criminal Justice System in St.Kitts-Nevis  which will allow for fair trials in a reasonable time.

Grant, who is the  former Leader of the St.Kitts-Nevis Opposition Party the  People’s Action Movement , is making the appeal mainly on behalf of the hundreds of young men who he feels too often find themselves trapped in the justice system for upwards of a year before receiving trial.

In an interview with WINN FM News Senior Reporter Ken Richards the Popular St.Kitts-Nevis Opposition Alliance Team UNITY Candidate Grant lamented the fact that hundreds of young men are being incarcerated for over a year without a trial.

“We have hundreds of young men being incarcerated, being on remand for over a year. Not having a trial. That’s a serious problem, because that goes to the root of our system…of democracy…How can you have persons in the prison, on remand for over a year without a trial, and if that research is done you will recognize that there are a number of person in there now, at the hands of the justice system not being able to…be afforded a fair trial in a reasonable time,” Grant told WINN FM’’s Ken Richards

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