As of 31 October 2015, 4 356 people remain in prisons as pre-trial detainees in Poland. At the same time, the overall prison population in the country amounts to 72 195. This means that pre-trial detainees constitute 6.0 per cent of all detainees. Even though this percentage seems low and the number of motions for pre-trial detention decreased by almost 30% between 2009-2014, the research revealed that Poland still faces serious challenges with respect to pre-trial detention.
Year of publication: 2015