Is Attorney General Dale Marshall (Or Anyone) Really In Charge?
No one knows how much our new prison costs, and it is unlikely that taxpayers will ever know the truth. Considering that the prison was built by the corrupt VECO Corporation as contracted with the corrupt Owen Arthur government, we should be thankful that a prison even exists.
Only one problem: we can’t house any prisoners there because the Government of Barbados neglected to pass a law declaring the place an official prison.
Can’t this gang of idiots get anything right?
Yup. More of the same old, same old…
Legal hold up preventing prisoners from moving to Dodds
Two weeks after the official opening of the new prison at Dodds in St. Philip the cells are still empty.
Mike Goddard says this is because a legal hold up is preventing the transfer of prisoners to the new facility.
Attorney General Dale Marshall says government needs to change the 100 year old Prisons Act which defines prison as Glendairy.
He expected that the House of Assembly would approve the amendment today and that the Senate would do the same tomorrow paving the way for the transfer of prisoners. Mr. Marshall says the administrative staff has moved-in and all the officers have been trained to run the ultra-modern jail.
He has denied that prisoners are already at Dodds explaining that they have been involved in facilitating the move.
Mr. Marshall is not saying exactly when the final move will be made to Dodds but has indicated that it will be as soon as possible. He is also assuring the families of inmates that they will soon be able to visit their relatives at Dodds.
… read the original article at the CBC (link here)
Read the Nation News take on the story here: A-G’s Word