Millions Held in Pretrial Detention

PRI-00067In June last year the International Centre for Prison Studies published an updated report tallying the number of pretrial detainees worldwide.  Hold onto your hats, the number is astronomical: two and a half million people.  The Open Society Foundation estimates this number to be even higher – somewhere in the ballpark of 3.3 million.
These high numbers show the vast impact of Pretrial Rights International’s drive to promote the international human rights laws that demand due process and respect for personal liberties.  Visit our Country Profiles page for laws and local resources within individual countries.  We’re adding to this list all the time so check back often.  And if you need help regarding a country that is currently not listed, please feel free to send us a message at

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