Madrid (EFE) of the Judiciary (CGPJ).
In a statement, this body points out that not all the courts have provided it with the complete information requested, which it will update periodically.
In the figures made public, there is a lack of information on the total number of sentences reviewed in the different courts since the entry into force of the law on October 7, which makes it impossible to know in how many cases the sentence has been upheld, and all the agreed releases do not appear either. .
Of the cases reviewed, the majority have upheld the convictions
Of the courts that have provided the total number of cases reviewed, most have upheld more sentences than they have reduced.
For example, the Provincial Court of Madrid had reviewed 451 convictions up to mid-February (84% of all those susceptible) and had lowered the sentence in 71 cases (15.7% of all those studied). Eight of the reductions resulted in the release of the prisoner.
The CGPJ, which points out that several courts have blamed the difficulty in offering complete data on the strike of the justice administration lawyers, also warns that its figures do not include the revisions of sentences that may have been processed in criminal courts , competent to prosecute crimes punishable by up to five years in prison.
According to the tables provided, the provincial courts have agreed to 674 sentence reductions, which have resulted in 73 releases; the higher courts of justice have issued 37 reductions, with one release; and the Supreme Court has made that decision ten times.
Against the resolutions handed down in the provincial courts, appeals may be made before the respective higher courts, with which the figures could vary in the future. This week the Superior Court of Justice of Castilla y León revoked a sentence reduction that had previously been agreed upon by the Zamora Court.
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According to the figures that the CGPJ has managed to compile, the Provincial Court of Madrid is the one that has reviewed the most sentences.
In second place are those of the Valencian Community with 193 revisions and 23 sentence reductions; and the Balearic Islands, with 111 revisions, 46 sentence reductions and 6 releases.
Of the 50 provincial hearings, 19 have not provided data on the total number of reviews.
Only in 7 of the 31 that have provided this data, there are more sentence reductions than the sentences that have been maintained.
These are Burgos (21 revisions and 12 reductions), Cuenca (3 and 2), Lleida (12 and 8), Lugo (7 and 5), Ourense (12 and 9), Pontevedra (28 and 16) and Zamora (10 and 9).
There is also disparity between the higher courts of justice. While the Catalan has reduced the five sentences that he has reviewed, the one from Castilla y León has maintained all of them and has revoked a reduction.
The Supreme Court has lowered the sentence in 10 of the 26 sentences studied. It has pending to resolve 224 appeals.