Saturday

27th Aug 2016

Ticker

European prisons less crowded

Some 1,600,324 people spent time in prison in Europe in 2014, down seven percent from 2013, according to a Council of Europe report. The rights watchdog said there were 94 inmates per 100 prison places, down from 96 in 2013. It added that one in four prisons remained overcrowded.

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