Overuse of remand

Transform Justice has published a report on the overuse of remand.

Of the 22,300 defendants who are both remanded and tried in magistrates’ courts, 25% are acquitted and 33% get a non-custodial sentence. Over half of all those imprisoned on remand are accused of non-violent offences. This report suggests that changes to police, court and probation practices could reduce the unnecessary use of remand in custody.

Read the report here