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Pre-trial detention: Challenges from the perspective of prison services in Europe (May 2020)

This report was produced with the specific purpose to inform the European Commission about experiences from within prison services in relation to pre-trial detention in Europe. EuroPris, a membership organisation of European prison services has been sharing information, challenges and best practices regarding prison-related issues since 2012. This report highlights the knowledge available within the organisation on the specific issue of pre-trial detention. By sharing this knowledge with the European Commission, EuroPris aims to contribute to improving the lives of prisoners and their families, enhancing public safety and security; reducing re-offending; and advancing professionalism in the corrections’ field.