Juvenile Justice in Sierra Leone: An Analysis of Legislation and Practice (2000)

"A child or young person will also have his/her case tried in an adult court if charged jointly with an adult (s3(1)CAP44).The trial will not take into account the juvenile’s age, for example the trial will not be held in camera - the juvenile will go through the same trial process as their adult co-defendant. However the judge will take into account the juvenile’s age when passing sentence. For example, while the adult defendant might be sentenced to imprisonment in Pademba Road (the adult prison in Freetown), the juvenile defendant will be sentenced to a period in the Approved School."

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