– Juliet Lyon, director of the Prison Reform Trust
It's clear that people remanded into custody are often held in worse conditions and receive less help and support than those convicted of a crime and serving a prison sentence.
The report reveals the impact of this rush to remand on an already overstretched prison service.
It is clear that the Government is failing to meet national and international obligations for the fair and proportionate treatment of people held in custody awaiting trial.
The way defendants are held on remand in jail should be overhauled to ensure costly prison places are not being used unnecessarily, the Chief Inspector of Prisons has said.