The Big Question: Why are our prisons so overcrowded, and how can we tackle the crisis? – The Independent

Posted May 31st, 2007 in prisons, special report by sally

“Jails in England and Wales could be full within a fortnight. The increase in numbers of offenders being locked up appears relentless, with the prison population reaching a record high of 80,846 this week. That includes about 400 who are housed at great expense in police cells and a further handful held in court cells.”

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The Independent, 31st May 2007