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Prisoners set free to avoid COVID-19 calamity

By Leela Ramdeen, Chair, CCSJ & Director, CREDI

“We don’t want our institutions to become petri dishes” —US Attorney General William Barr

Like the US Attorney-General, those in authority in T&T are concerned about the potential dangers of  overcrowded prisons in the face of COVID-19. In some countries, certain categories of inmates have been released early to avoid the spread of the virus within prisons. The challenge will always be balancing between public health and public safety.

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