Minister Dean then revealed that the high number of pre-trial detainees at the prison facility was worrisome and the situation needs o be addressedTouring the prison facility for the first time since taking over as Justice minister, Cllr. Assistant Justice Minister For Corrections, Eddie Trawally said unlike other prison facilities across the country, the Monrovia Central Prison was filled with serious challenges which need urgent attention. The Assistant Justice Minister emphasized the urgency to construct the Cheesemanburg prison facility in-order to relocate in-mates from the Monrovia Central Prison because the current location is not suitable. He said the prison facility has been encroached upon with residential quarters which is posing security risk. Making remarks at the Emmaus Bible Center Mission Liberia Reading Hall located within the prison facility, Justice Minister Dean indicated that prisoners have to be treated with humility.
Source: Front Page Africa April 16, 2018 00:22 UTC