Picking up on the topic of managing the court’s schedule, Judge Bruce Short took some time Friday to air grievances. He said people going through the justice system in Harbour Grace are treated differently than elsewhere and suggested there’s a great need for a second courtroom.
Short noted there is considerable square footage in the Babb Building, where the province has a 10-year lease. He’s of the understanding it would take two weeks to do the work necessary to set up a second courtroom.
Short would also like to have the courthouse equipped with a prisoner’s cell. He made note of a situation the previous day where a person in custody had to sit through a lengthy bail hearing for a fellow prisoner.
“It’s a disgrace,” Short said.
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Potter and Leonard both remain in custody.