Travesty of justice

Updated April 23 2018 - 9:18pm, first published February 26 2014 - 3:00am

I would respectfully suggest that David Biles (''Improving access to justice'', Times2, February 24, p1) sit in with a defence lawyer in the ACT Magistrates Court cells, taking instructions from persons who have spent a night or two in the watch house. If he were to do so, he would find that even in the ACT, there are many people in police custody who are vulnerable, poor, weak, ill-educated, distressed, confused, mentally dysfunctional and unaware of their legal rights.

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