Montague vows relentless war against criminality

May 03, 2016

Jamaica's minister of national security, Robert Montague, has announced five key pillars to be used in tackling crime and violence, one of which is the resumption of hanging.

Montague said the ministry is committed to a strategy of preventing crime based on social development, situational prevention, effective policing, swift and sure justice processes and reducing reoffending.

“I have asked state sinister, Senator [Pearnel] Charles to consult with a number of agencies, including the attorney general’s office to determine if there are any legal impediments for the resumption of hanging in Jamaica,” Montague said.

The minister, who was speaking at a Jamaica Constabulary Force Passing Out Parade last Friday,  said too that plans are afoot to advance the fifth pillar of reducing reoffending through enhanced rehabilitation programmes within Jamaica’s penal institutions.

“Improved rehabilitation will enable inmates returning from incarceration to be better able to reintegrate into their communities and become first-class citizens making a valuable contribution to the development of themselves and their families,” he said.


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