Sunday, October 23, 2016 IACHR condemns prison conditionsThe Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) published a report last week condemning the complicity of the media and the judiciary in the irregular detention of citizens, as well as prison conditions violating international human rights standards. “Daily we overturn pre-trial detention orders which were imposed as a punitive prevention measure as opposed to meeting the requirements for pre-trial custody,” a Cassation Court Judge reported. Around 50 percent of the prisoners in the different prison systems are being held in pre-trial detention. In the Buenos Aires provincial prison system, 37,895 are being held and 22,965 are in pre-trial detention, representing 56 percent of the province’s prison population. The IACHR has a long history of monitoring human rights situations throughout Latin America and Argentina.