Former Judge and Minister of Justice with the PP government, Herbert Volney admits, that this country has a failing justice system where thousands of cases are lined up waiting to be tried.
And in light of the cries for justice to be quickened, Volney believes that public whipping’s and the creation of more courts could be the solution.
In an interview with GML, Volney said “instead of sending persons to languish in jail for years, new courts could be set up to deal with current matters, while existing courts tackle the back-log of matters waiting to be heard.
Volney believes if a criminal is tried and convicted within 20 months of being held, “The public will feel a sense of justice being served and will cooperate with law enforcement because they know the criminal has been locked up. The deterrent cannot come 20 years after the crime.”
He said the law book already states that “Any crime involving violence can attract a whipping so why aren’t our judges whipping people again?”
Volney said when detained persons learn that other inmates have been subjected to such punishment which should also be done in the open courtyard to others can see – it will be a deterrent.