Access to Pretrial Justice
Open Society Voices
A push to reform pretrial detention standards in Africa could change not only policies and practices, but attitudes as well.
Many of the continent’s prison systems are in a state of crisis, burdened with overcrowding and an inability or unwillingness to protect the human rights of prisoners.
The extended pretrial detention of juveniles should be a seldom-used measure of last resort, not the sadly common practice it is today.