Grand Kru County lacks Prison, Correction Facilities
-Supt Doris Ylatum
Since the establishment of Grand kru County in 1984 the county has been without a prison, correction center.
this situation according to information gather by the business day Liberia has been creating serious setback for the county in the area of detaining convicts either by court rulings or arrested by police to serve detention term in the county.
As a result of the lack of prison, correction center more convicted criminals are either taking to Harper, Maryland or Sinoe counties to serve their term or await court tries.
Grand Kru County have had lots of dangerous criminal cases emanating from hard man, ritualistic killings “Boryor” in which many Grand kru citizens have been brutally killed but suspects of these heinous crime are always transferred to Harper city, Maryland County and such cases according to our reporter in the County are either ignored giving the challenges associated with the transferring of prisoners to Harper.
The bad roads and logistics problem are some of the major impediment to the justice system county.
The county administration in collaboration with the county’s legislative concur has been making frantic efforts to ensured that the county get a prison, correction facility but their effort has yet to gain the anticipated result.
Recently the superintendent of grand Kru County Madam Doris Ylatum told the Liberian news agency via mobile phone interview that as a result of the lack of correction facilities in the county the plight of inmates and pre-trial detainees in the county are not being closely monitor.
This situation poses extreme difficulties for the people of Grand Kru, and that sometime prisoners with lesser crimes are also set free due to congestion of the police cell in the county.
Meanwhile, Citizens and residents of Grand Kru County are appealing to the government of Liberia under the dynamic leadership of the president George M. weah to construct a correction facility in the county.