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No life on remand

Injustice abounds for those awaiting trial in our ‘broken criminal justice system’ – lockdown backlog ‘unacceptable’. “We have been treated like animals for over a year now. We get 30 minutes of walking outside and spend the rest of the time locked up.” Dom. The voices, experiences and opinions of...
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Remand scandal

14,500 people awaiting trial … Hold-ups affecting mental health … System ‘out of control’. An investigation by Inside Time has revealed the full impact of court delays on the prison population during the coronavirus pandemic. As trials have been postponed, the number of people being held on remand has surged...
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Man to appear in court charged with manslaughter of Armagh man Nigel Burgess

A County Armagh man is due to appear in court this week accused of the manslaughter of a man who died in what police said was “an altercation”. Brian Anthony Nicholl (51) is due to appear at Armagh Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday accused of the unlawful killing of Nigel Burgess (main image) on April 11 last year with the case listed as a Preliminary Enquiry, the legal process necessary to elevate any case to the Crown Court.
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Construction nears for 280-unit project in Bernards Township

BERNARDS TWP. - An approved 280-unit project that would include affordable housing west of Martinsville Road is moving closer to construction. A developer's agreement between the township and May Basking Ridge, LLC, which incorporates all the terms and conditions of a prior Planning Board approval, received approval from the Township Committee in a unanimous vote on Tuesday, July 27.
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The Post Office Horizon scandal: the law says computers are reliable

The Post Office Horizon scandal will probably have come to the attention of most lawyers over the last 12 months. There are a number of significant issues other than legal that surround the scandal, and Paul Marshall of Cornerstone Barristers, Gray’s Inn, succinctly summarises them in a lecture he gave at the University of Law on 3 June 2021.
Inverness, FLCitrus County Chronicle

Facts shouldn’t be that hard to present

The Chronicle is a small town newspaper. It’s not that thick. It can’t be that stressful to work for. Why can’t reporters get simple facts straight before their articles are printed in the paper?. On July 10, the Chronicle reported in the printed paper that 17-year-old Carlos Hallowell axed his...
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Pensioner Slits Open His Throat In Court After Sentencing For Sexual Assault

A 76-year-old man in Kensington, Liverpool slashed his throat right after a Liverpool Crown Court judge handed down his 32-month jail sentence Monday. Leslie Marrs, who was found guilty and admitted to charges of sexual assault, slit the right side of his neck just seconds after Judge Stuart Driver warned the dock officer of the defendant’s intentions of taking his own life before he would reach the prison facility.
Healthinsidetime.org

Remand prisoners held beyond legal time limit

People awaiting trial are being held in prison far beyond the legal time limit and some are pleading guilty just to get the ordeal over with, a report has warned. The findings came from a study by the charity Fair Trials, which placed an ad in Inside Time to invite remand prisoners to write in about their experiences during the coronavirus lockdown.
Politicsscottishlegal.com

Judge Peter Herbert settles race discrimination claim out of court

A judge who sued the senior judiciary over alleged race discrimination has settled a claim with the Ministry of Justice. Peter Herbert, 64, who sat as a part-time judge in the Crown Court, sued for discrimination, victimisation and harassment after he was disciplined over a speech he delivered at a rally in London in 2015.
Public SafetyTelegraph

Victims of serious crime forced to wait 18 months for justice

Victims of serious crimes are having to wait one and a half years to see their perpetrator brought to justice because of growing backlogs in cases, new figures show. Ministry of Justice numbers show the delays have reached their highest for five years, with a 14 per cent increase in just a year to 555 days between an offence being committed and a verdict being reached in court.
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