Reflections of an innocently convicted person: prison time changes personality irreversibly
As part of EDJNet’s investigation on the abuse of preventive detention in Europe , EUrologus made an insightful interview with a innocent convict who was wrongly sentenced.
Greek courts abuse pre-trial detention
With large prisoner numbers and detention times far in excess of European averages, pre-trial detention is being abused by the Greek justice system.
Pre-trial detention: you never get over a dead son
Danijoy Pontes, 23 years old, was sent to pre-trial detention in 2020, for a total of 11 months. He died in a Lisbon prison: Divergente dug his story as part of EDJNet's investigation on the abuse and risks of pre-trial detention in Europe.
Presumed innocent but detained for months pretrial in Germany and EU
One in five people jailed in the European Union hasn't been convicted of a crime — including 12,000 in Germany alone. Studies suggest that pretrial detention is unnecessary in most cases.
The suicide rate among people in pretrial custody is double that of convicted prisoners
In Europe there were 17.5 suicides per 10,000 people in pretrial detention in 2021, while the proportion was 8.54 deaths in the rest of the prison population.
One in five people in EU prisons are in pretrial detention
People waiting for a final sentence often suffer worse conditions than convicted prisoners, even if they're innocent.