THE COST OF INJUSTICE IS VERY HIGH; BUT CAN BE SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCED.
OPENTRIAL'S FOCUS IS ON:
1. Using modern technology to inexpensively ensure police, prosecutors, judges, NGOs, defendants, defendants' supporters, etc. understand due process regulations and how they apply to pre-trial detention.
2. Reducing pre-trial detention costs and overcrowding in prisons.
3. Reducing the socio-economic costs of pre-trial detention.
4. Advancing equity of law enforcement.
Pre-trial detention can sometimes last for years, with some detainees serving longer pre-trial imprisonment than their maximum possible sentence. During the course of an average year, approximately 15 million people are detained pre-trial. The current 3.3 million pre-trial detainees represent an awful waste of human potential that comes at a great cost to governments, taxpayers, families and communities, particularly since an estimated 10,000 of them die each month.
Our strategies to combat such costly injustice are part of a long-overdue paradigm shift and focus on changing legal systems from without so that they change from within.
Ours is an innovative, dynamic, flexible, solution-oriented, cost-effective approach.
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We welcome enquiries from governments and NGOs in relation to the services we are able to offer to complement projects. Email: info[at]opentrial.org.