Definition: Time spent in prison awaiting trial

Crime statistics

Time spent in custody (e.g., police custody, remand prison) between the time of arrest or apprehension and the time of pronouncement of guilt or innocence by a criminal court or other legal body duly authorized to make such a finding by national law, irrespective of whether the decision was later upheld or not.
Source:
United Nations, "Manual for the Development of a System of Criminal Justice Statistics", United Nations, New York, 2003
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