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Paraguay: country with the most unconvicted inmates in South America

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministry of Justice on Monday released a quantitative report on the prison population throughout the country in 2021. The report revealed that Paraguay is again the country with the most prisoners without a sentence in South America.

"Pre-trial detainees represent over 70% of the entire prison population. This places Paraguay first among South American countries with the highest number of such detainees in its prison population," the Ministry of Justice stated in its report.

In addition, the report indicated that the prison population "gradually and steadily" increased throughout the year, starting with 13,829 . . .

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