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Delays In Transcript Preparation Frustrating Appeals Process

The prisoners fear that if they lose their appeals, then that is the time when their sentences will commence. But court reporters who are responsible for the preparation of the transcripts say it is not their fault that the appeals are being held up. "There is an acute shortage of court reporters in the department and so most of our time is spent in court," one of the court reporters told The Sunday Gleaner. They also pointed out that there were many problems in the department that were not being addressed. It was disclosed that within the last 12 months, eight court reporters resigned and those vacancies are yet to be filled. In addition to the shortage of staff, some of the court reporters revealed that they did not...MORE

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