The courts have agreed to at least 1,155 sentence reductions for sexual offenders in application of what is known as the Law of only yes is yeswhich have led to 117 releases, according to data collected up to July 1 by the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ).
The CGPJ has made public this Thursday the updated data from the information collected from the Supremothe National audiencethe superior courts of Justice and the provincial courts, and do not include the reviews that may have been processed by the criminal courts, competent to prosecute crimes against sexual freedom punishable by up to five years in prison.
The Supreme Court has reduced 31 sentences; the National Court, one; the higher courts of Justice, 145, which have resulted in ten releases; and the provincial hearings, 978, which have led to the early release of 107 sexual offenders from prison.
In the case of the Supreme Court, 36.5% of the sentences reviewed have resulted in a sentence reduction, a percentage that drops to 14.3% in the case of the National Court, exceeds 34% in provincial courts and is close to to 28% in the higher courts of Justice, although not all of them have provided data on the resolutions analyzed.
Among the higher courts that have submitted figures, the 49 reductions agreed by the Madrid court stand out, followed by the Balearic Islands (16) and Andalusia and Catalonia (12).