Institute of Land, Work and Citizenship & National Prison Pastoral


The Institute of Land, Work, and Citizenship (ITTC) and National Prison Pastoral work with two prison units that house pretrial detainees in São Paulo, Brazil, in order to investigate and document the average length of pretrial detention, the charges of each person detained, what legal interventions have been done to solicit pretrial release, and the percentage of detainees who are able to access any type of legal assistance. They also provide legal aid in a number of cases to ascertain the impact of quality legal assistance on the use and duration of pretrial detention.