What happens when you are on remand in prison?

What happens when you are on remand in prison?

If the court decides to put you on remand it means you will go to prison until your hearing at a magistrates’ court. If you are under 18 you will be taken to a secure centre for young people, not an adult prison.

What does remanded in custody mean?

Remand, also known as pre-trial detention, preventive detention, or provisional detention, is the process of detaining a person until their trial after they have been arrested and charged with an offence. A person who is on remand is held in a prison or detention centre or held under house arrest.

Can a person who is on remand be convicted?

The majority of prisoners on remand have not been convicted of a criminal offence and are awaiting trial following a not guilty plea. A person who is on remanded in a prison is not treated as a convicted prisoner, as they have not yet been found guilty of any offence.

What does it mean when someone is remanded in custody?

My family member / partner has been remanded in custody. What does remand in custody mean? When a person is remanded in custody it means that they will be detained in a prison until a later date when a trial or sentencing hearing will take place.

What happens to time spent on remand in jail?

The time also spent on remand, could be taken off by the judge at sentencing should the individual be found guilty at trial. This time will be taken into consideration by the judge once they pass sentence. If a person is convicted and remanded in custody until a sentencing hearing this is known as ‘Judges Remand’.

How many remand prisoners are there in Australia?

The total number of prisoners in Australia has increased by around 20 percent since 1995, but remandee numbers have jumped almost 150 percent over the same period, from 1999 remand prisoners at 30 June 1995 to 4934 remand prisoners at 30 June 2004 (ABS 2004b).