One in Every Three Prisoners in Brazil is Still Awaiting Trial, Says Infopen

According to a study carried out by the Ministry of Justice in June 2017, 32.4 percent of detainees are temporary prisoners, without sentencing.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The National Penitentiary Information Survey (Infopen) for June 2017 reports that 32.4 percent of prisoners in Brazil were still awaiting trial.

According to the report, the state of Piauí records the highest rate of temporary prisoners (sixty percent), followed by Amazonas (53.9 percent).

The study was released this Friday, July 12th, by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security.

In total, there are 235,241 prisoners without sentencing in Brazil's prison system. The number of temporary prisoners is almost double the figure registered twelve years ago, in 2005.

According to Infopen, however, the . . .

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