Monday, May 25, 2015

Guyana: 60 Pardons

It is reported that, David Granger, the President of Guyana is "expected to pardon at least 60 prisoners between the ages of 18 and 25] when Guyana celebrates its 49th anniversary of political independence from Britain."

Dumb? Odd, you say? Unacceptable?

Well, here is what Granger says:
“I believe that young people should be in school, not in jail and I have asked that emphasis be placed on young persons and for petty non-violent offences and sentences of short duration. You have a man in jail for stealing a cellphone, go thy way and sin no more. The offences are really petty. I hope that they get back in school, get to work and get on with their lives. They don’t belong in jail, they belong in school, at home with their families and being happy,” 
Among those who will not be included in the group are those convicted for crimes of violence. See story here.

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