Murder Suspect To Get $75 A Day

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Written by: alskann - 4th Oct, 2008 - 4:45pm Trinidad Safety Reply
QUOTE (LDS_forever @ 4-Oct 08, 6:11 AM)

These included the right of any individual not to be deprived life, liberty and enjoyment of property and that an individual should not have cruel and unusual punishment imposed on them.

Yesterday, in a 37-page judgment, Gobin agreed with Edghill's complaints about his Port of Spain prison life, which included the physical structure of the compound and cells, poor sanitation, poor quality, lack of running water, vermin infestations and poor quality meals.

It amazes me how supposedly "educated" judges can sometimes make some really stupid judgments. Is not murder cruel and unsusual punishment? Granted, one is presumed innocent until proven guilty. But at the very least the award should be held in abeyance until after the final outcome of the murder trial.

A better call would have been to order the improvement of the prison system. Prisoners are still human beings and should be provided with basic sanitary needs such as running water and food that is not rotten. But I do not believe prisoners are required to be catered to and given the luxuries and comfort of home. Prison is after all a punishment not a summer camp.

Who is going to provide restitution to the murder victim?
Written by: JoePublic - 4th Oct, 2008 - 2:04pm Trinidad Safety Reply
Name: Kimmy

Comments: Wow, this world is unbelievable! Did you not assuming kill someone, took their life away?
Written by: Pandora - 4th Oct, 2008 - 11:11am Trinidad Safety Reply
In a country where criminal cases last for years and usually the perpetrator ends up walking free, the murderers receive money while in prison.

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A HIGH Court judge yesterday ruled that a prisoner be compensated for the "inhumane" conditions he suffered at the Remand Yard of the Port of Spain Prison.

Presiding in the Port of Spain High Court, Justice Carol Gobin ruled that Colin Edghill be compensated just over $20,000 for his nine-month stay at the Port of Spain Remand Yard.

However, Gobin admitted that for her "to contemplate a monetary sum in itself seems a devaluing exercise". She added that "it is difficult to attach a value to the inherent dignity of a man".

Edghill, who is currently before the courts, charged with murder, was remanded to the Port of Spain Prison on November 20, 2003. He spent time in the cell blocks A(1) and B(1) before he was transferred to the Golden Grove Remand Prison.

In November 2004, Edghill and another remand inmate, Ronald Harewood, filed separate motions alleging that their constitutional rights were being denied.

These included the right of any individual not to be deprived life, liberty and enjoyment of property and that an individual should not have cruel and unusual punishment imposed on them.

Yesterday, in a 37-page judgment, Gobin agreed with Edghill's complaints about his Port of Spain prison life, which included the physical structure of the compound and cells, poor sanitation, poor quality, lack of running water, vermin infestations and poor quality meals.

In response to his application, Gobin ruled that Edghill should be compensated at the rate of $75 per day for the extent of incarceration at the Port of Spain Remand Yard.

Harewood, who was killed on December 31, 2007, had his application dismissed by Gobin yesterday. Gobin also discharged the conditional order appointing Harewood's mother, Joan Richards, to carry on the proceeding on his behalf. Gobin said in Harewood's matter another constitutional issue was raised, which was whether or not his constitution survived his death.

On April 27, 2007, Gobin and attorneys from both sides visited the prison to get a first-hand experience of the conditions remand inmates were faced with.

"The Remand Yard (at) Port of Spain is a hell hole in which a man presumed innocent is deprived of the elements necessary for human life," Gobin noted about the prison conditions yesterday....

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