Pressure on Falconer as prison population hits all-time high – The Guardian

Posted May 30th, 2007 in news, prisons by sally

“The number of prisoners in England and Wales hit an all-time high of 80,846 yesterday, raising fears that the court service could run out of cell space this week if too few remand prisoners succeed in getting bail. The record numbers saw 450 prisoners housed in police and court cells made available for overspill.”

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The Guardian, 30th May 2007