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Sykes: Mandatory minimum sentences threaten backlog reduction gains

Mar 12th, 2023 | Category: GLEANER PREMIUM | 6:59
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#JamaicaGleaner #Court #Justice #ChiefJustice #BryanSykes Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, on Friday, March 10, stopped short of disagreeing with a proposal from the Government to increase mandatory minimum sentences, noting that the move threatens to reverse the gains made by the court in terms of its significant reduction in backlog. Sykes said that the proposal, if accepted, will not incentivise accused person to plead guilty.

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