A man who’s been imprisoned for 50-years was ordered released today.
72 year old, George Williams, was charged for murder and has been in prison since he was 22-years old.
Mr. Williams was deemed unfit to stand trial.
He’s one of the inmates identified as needing immediate intervention, following the controversy surrounding the late Noel Chambers.
Mr. Chambers died in prison in January after being incarcerated for 40 years without being tried.
Mr Williams case was highlighted by human rights NGO, Stand Up for Jamaica, SUFJ. He was represented in court by attorney at law, Isat Buchanan.
Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP, Paula Llewellyn, explained what happened at the St Catherine Parish Court today.
She says her office tried to contact the family of Mr Williams’ alleged victims for their input in the case.
But, Ms Llewellyn says the Canadian Embassy had been unable to locate any of the victims’ relatives.
Paula Lewellyn, Director of Public Prosecutions, speaking this afternoon with Nationwide News.
In the meantime, Executive Director of Stand Up for Jamaica, Carla Gullotta says the event was very emotional.
The human rights activist says while she’s pleased with the results of today’s proceedings, it’s just the beginning.
Carla Gullotta, Executive Director of Stand up for Jamaica, speaking this afternoon with Nationwide News.