We made the following suggestions in our letter:
1. Awaiting Trial Persons who have spent more than one year in prison for minor offences should be considered for release.
2. Awaiting Trial Persons who have spent more than two years for serious offences should be considered.
3. An audit should be done to identify and release inmates who have spent a period longer than the maximum period of imprisonment which they could have served had they been convicted of the offence in respect of which they were detained.
4. Consider organizing a rehabilitation programme for those to be released before their release and a possible follow up programme after release, to reduce to a minimum the possibility of them reoffending and returning back to the prison. This leg can be done in partnership with government parastatals and non-governmental organizations offering such services. Prisoners’ Rights Advocacy Initiative (PRAI) is available to support your good office in this regard as well as other areas your lordship may deem fit.