Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Pretrial Detention and Corruption in Haiti’s Justice System

Haiti’s justice system struggles with corruption and prolonged pre-trial detention. This article tells the story of a young girl who was illegally put in prison, awaiting for almost a year for a murder she did not commit. In the end, she was released due to the persistence of her attorneys but many aren’t so lucky, especially if they’re poor. In order to truly fix Haiti’s justice system, the root causes of prolonged detentions need to be addressed and nonprofits dealing with the problem need to work with Haitians to solve it. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haitian Teen Falls Into Trap of Dysfunctional Justice System Mackenzie Rigg, Youth Today April 23, 2015 When 13-year-old Camesuze Jean Pierre entered the iron gates of the Petionville women’s prison, she feared she would never get out. Crammed […]

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