Expert Advisory Committee on Alternative Sentencing to be launched in 2015


sentencing[] – During the first Quarter of 2015, the Ministry of Home Affairs will launch the Expert Advisory Committee on Alternative Sentencing.

Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee told a news conference on Wednesday, December 31 that the Committee will comprise of the Director of Public Prosecutions, a representative of the Judiciary, the Officer in Charge of Welfare and Correction, Guyana Prison Service, a sociologist, a criminologist, an economist and a psychiatrist.

Their main function would be to make recommendations to modify the laws as it relates to alternative sentencing.

Alternative sentencing or non-custodial sentence is a collective name in criminal justice for all the different ways, in which courts can punish someone, convicted of committing an offence, other than the custodial sentence (serving a prison term).



  1. Happy new year to all, I do pray that 2015 bring better living for all Guyanese, better policing and a great political understanding which will put the people first and party last.This is great news I have been lobbying for a change to this old system for some time now,


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