South Australia appears to have an inefficient and understaffed court system which is unprepared for the number of accused criminals awaiting trial.
This is resulting in people being held in the Remand Centre, which is essentially a prison cell, for an average of 69 days before even standing trial.
Whatever happened to innocence until proven guilty or should these accused criminals be held until prosecuted?
Tim Brunero discussed the growing issue with Ross Womersley from South Australian Commission of Social Services.[audio https://radioadelaidebreakfast.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/sacoss.mp3]
Producer: Rupert Hogan-Turner