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Short Update: DIGNITY publishes guidance document looking into reducing overcrowding in prisons

FairTrialsAdmin - July 22, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Prisoner releases

The Danish Institute Against Torture has published a new guidance document looking into reducing overcrowding in pre-trial detention and prison in the context of COVID-19. 

The Institute suggests doubling on efforts to reduce new admissions to pre-trial detention and prison through the use of non-custodial measures at the pre-trial and sentencing stages. It also advices to increase and accelerate prisoner releases through the use of early unconditional or conditional release schemes and other non-custodial measures. 

Read the full report here.

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