Detained suspect ratio highest in Turkey: Council of Europe report
DHA PhotoTurkey is the country with the highest rate of arrested suspects in Europe, with almost one-third of inmates in the country still awaiting their final verdict, according to a Council of Europe report released on Feb. 11
The report that compiles penal institutions’ figures and prison populations in Council of Europe member states is aimed at providing data on jails, as well as information about detention conditions.
According to the report, Turkey has a total of 11,313 untried detainees who have yet to receive a court verdict and 28,089 detainees found guilty but yet to receive a sentence, as of September 2013.
The total number of inmates awaiting conviction therefore amounts to almost one-third of the total jail population, as the total number of inmates at the given time was 136,147.
The remaining 96,748 inmates are those who have been sentenced, those who have been sentenced and have appealed or who are within the statutory limit for doing appealing, and detainees who have yet to receive a final sentence but who have begun serving a prison sentence in advance.