The system isn’t perfect. There’s no separate prison for those who have been convicted, so they live in the jail with those waiting to see a judge. And the Iraqi police force is still small and developing.
But for the city of 500,000 people, with four times that in the entire province, the process is moving steadily.
“It’s not the perfect system,” White said. “But it’s better than it was.”
Read and understand that progress is happening, but still requires time.