Justice Brooks concerned that female juvenile is housed among adult inmates

first_imgLocalNews Justice Brooks concerned that female juvenile is housed among adult inmates by: – July 13, 2011 79 Views   one comment Share Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Photo credit: lazytechguys.comHigh Court Judge Bernie Stephenson Brooks has given strict instructions to the Dominica States Prison to remove a 14 year old female juvenile from among the adult inmates.Justice Bernie Stevenson Brooks told the official closing of the May criminal assizes that the prison is in breach of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child which Dominica has ratified.She said special accommodation arrangements must be made for the juvenile in question.“We really cannot have a female juvenile with an adult. I know that our facilities are limited but in some countries they have had to rent accommodations. Because in truth and in fact, they are not to be in jail they are meant to be in places of safety. Children under the age of 18. worst yet children under the age of 16 are not meant to be housed in jails but in what is termed places of safety,” she said.According to Brooks, there is liability that could be “attracted if anything happens to them. They are there because we say they are bad, but juveniles are also special, both the male and female,’ she said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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