Most people in OPP have not been tried or convicted

As of March 2, 2016, there were 1,591 people in OPP. The vast majority (90 percent) of them were not serving a sentence but waiting for their day in court. People convicted of a crime and serving a sentence at OPP were only 10 percent of the population.

The distinction between the pre-adjudication and the sentenced populations is important. When someone’s guilt has not been established, as is the case before trial, the presumption of innocence must be respected. People charged with a felony and waiting for trial (often referred to as “pretrial”) were the largest group, representing 57 percent of the people in OPP on that day. 

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