Via the Daily Observer: Chief Justice Worries over Ebola Outbreak at Prison. Excerpt:
In a move to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus into prison facilities around the country, the Chief Justice Tuesday, August 5, began holding consultative meetings with judicial actors to find a way to temporarily release people from jail on bond.
Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor named pretrial detainees (people in jail and not yet sent to court) and convicted prisoners that would not pose any danger to themselves or the society as beneficiaries of the bond initiative.
But the Chief Justice was quick to point out that the initiative would be done in line with the laws of the land.
“We have to act now or else, if the Ebola virus were to enter our congested cells, I fear that we would be losing hundreds of lives. But we need to take into consideration the laws,” the Supreme Court boss stated.