Uncharted Europe episode #4 – Abuse of preventive detention
Preventive detention should be an exceptional and a temporary measure, yet its use has increased in recent years. And there is often a clear pattern to who gets locked up before trial. As a result, around 100,000 people across the European Union – more than 20% of the overall prison population – are waiting in jail for a final sentence, suffering the dire consequences that imprisonment entails.
In episode #4 of Uncharted Europe, we focus on the abuse of preventive detention, looking at the results of an investigation that lasted ten months involving eight newsrooms within the European Data Journalism Network.
You’ll hear from Eva Belmonte and Ángela Bernardo, two journalists at the Spanish 🇪🇸 media Civio, which coordinated the investigation, and Beatriz Walviesse Diaz, journalist at the Portuguese 🇵🇹 media Divergente.
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