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Bill passed to issue mandatory prison time for border jumpers

In an effort to reduce the number of border jumpers, the Crime Control and Criminal Justice Amendment Bill was passed in the House of Representative. This bill will force those convicted to spend time in prison, rather than just paying a fine.

In an effort to reduce the number of border jumpers, the Crime Control and Criminal Justice Amendment Bill was passed in the House of Representative. This bill will force those convicted to spend time in prison, rather than just paying a fine. After the meeting today, Prime Minister Dean Barrow spoke on the matter, saying that they are still working out the kinks of the bill.