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The suicide rate for people held behind bars awaiting trial is 10 times that of the world outside.


Presumed Guilty

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Because in many countries pretrial defendants can spend months or even years waiting for a trial that never comes.

The Open Society Justice Initiative has produced the first-ever global survey of the damage done by the overuse of pretrial detention.

Find out about the common-sense solutions that still keep the public safe by watching our new animated short.

Thanks for watching,

Martin Schoenteich
Senior Legal Officer, Criminal Justice Reform
Open Society Justice Initiative

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