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Fact Sheet

Awaiting Care: Health Risks, Human Rights Abuses and the Need to Reform Pretrial Detention

The excessive use of pretrial detention poses a great risk to public health and human rights. And, as this fact sheet outlines, the health risks affect not only those detained but also societies at large.

December 2010
First page of PDF with filename: ptd-health-english-20120710.pdf
Report

The Use of Pretrial Detention in Nuevo León

This Open Society Justice Initiative report examines pretrial detention case processing in Mexico, focusing on the state of Nuevo León.

August 2010 | Miguel La Rota and Katherine Fahrenstock
First page of PDF with filename: prision-preventiva-nuevo-leon-20100825.pdf
Report

Managing Pretrial Release

This Open Society Justice Initiative monograph discusses how best to manage the pretrial release/detention decision, focusing particularly on pretrial evaluation and supervision services.

August 2010 | Denise Tomasini-Joshi
First page of PDF with filename: managing-pretrial-release-20100825.pdf
Report

Myths of Pretrial Detention in Mexico

This Open Society Justice Initiative monograph provides a critical analysis of the most common arguments—or myths—used to justify the excessive, inhumane, and irrational use of pretrial detention in Mexico.

August 2010 | Guillermo Zepeda Lecuona
First page of PDF with filename: mitos-mexico-20100801.pdf
Report

Costly Confinement

The costs of pretrial detention in Mexico are painfully high—for the state and its citizens in general, and for detainees and their families in particular.

February 2010 | Guillermo Zepeda Lecuona
First page of PDF with filename: costly-confinement-mexico-20100201_0.pdf
Fact Sheet

Why We Need a Global Campaign for Pretrial Justice

The Open Society Justice Initiative is launching a Global Campaign for Pretrial Justice to promote alternatives to pretrial detention, expand access to legal aid services, and deploy paralegals to intervene earlier in the criminal justice process.

September 2009
First page of PDF with filename: pretrialjustice_20090903.pdf
Report

New Reports Urge Donors to Enhance and Improve Criminal Justice Investments

In a series of reports examining donor and government support for criminal justice reform projects, the Open Society Justice Initiative offers recommendations for more effective investment in the field.

November 2008
First page of PDF with filename: justice_20081124_0.pdf
Report

Reforming Legal Aid in Lithuania

An international conference organized by the Open Society Justice Initiative and others delivered a report on reforming the legal aid system in Lithuania.

April 22, 2004
First page of PDF with filename: lithuaniareport_20040422.pdf
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