Tag: Alternative Sentencing

Proposed amendment of Narcotic Act submitted to National Assembly

Proposed amendment of Narcotic Act submitted to National Assembly

Isaiah Braithwaite Isaiah Braithwaite- July 11, 2019

─ if debated and approved, this could see the removal of custodial sentences for persons caught in possession of 30 ... Read More

“Incarceration is not for young people” – PM Nagamootoo

“Incarceration is not for young people” – PM Nagamootoo

Delicia Haynes Delicia Haynes- July 5, 2019

─ multi-sectoral approach to address drug sentencing soon ─ “they must be productive citizens” - Public Health Minister DPI, Guyana, ... Read More

Steering committee set up to examine alternative sentencing, pre-trial detention

Steering committee set up to examine alternative sentencing, pre-trial detention

Staff Writer Staff Writer- January 19, 2017

GINA, GUYANA, Thursday, January 19, 2017 Cabinet has granted its approval for the establishment of a steering committee for the ... Read More

Gov’t to reduce use of pre-trial detention for minor crimes

Gov’t to reduce use of pre-trial detention for minor crimes

Staff Writer Staff Writer- November 29, 2016

GINA, GUYANA, Tuesday, November 29, 2016 The government will review its pre-trial detention policies and push for alternative sentencing as ... Read More

Alternative sentencing being explored towards reducing prison overcrowding

Alternative sentencing being explored towards reducing prison overcrowding

Staff Writer Staff Writer- November 8, 2016

GINA, GUYANA, Tuesday, November 8, 2016 The Ministry of Legal Affairs is in consultation with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), ... Read More

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