Legal Aid Board Sierra Leone yesterday handed over fifty criminal files to twenty four members of the Sierra Leone Bar Association.
During the handing over ceremony at Santano House, the Executive Director, Mrs Fatmata Clair Hancils said this social contract between the Bar Association and the Legal Aid Board will be a continuous project as it is not the desire of the institution for prisoners to spend long time behind bars without justice.
She went on to say that the Board is targeting one thousand prisoners for 2016, adding that as a start they have asked the government for two thousand five hundred. “One thousand from Freetown, five hundred from the North, five hundred from the East and five hundred from the South, respectively,” she highlighted.
Furthermore, she said [...]