Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- The spokesperson for the government, Mustapha Baitass, has reaffirmed “the government’s commitment to decreasing the number of individuals held in pre-trial detention.”
He noted that a significant proportion of those detained were being held in pre-trial detention, and the majority of those convicted were receiving sentences of less than a year.
To address this issue which leads to overcrowding in Morocco’s prisons and jails, Baitass government is currently working on a bill regarding alternative sanctions that would enable them to tackle the problem while maintaining the essential principles of the law.
Baitass stressed that the government is actively preparing criminal law for discussion in upcoming government council meetings.
The Moroccan Times.