Council of Europe says EU prisons remain plagued by overcrowding

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Prison Officer at Winson Green Prison in Birmingham, United Kingdom. UK has the highest total prison population in Europe, with around 94,300 people being locked up.

Council of Europe says EU prisons remain plagued by overcrowding


The number of inmates per 100,000 inhabitants in European countries in 2016 remained unchanged from the years before with the noted exception that the UK now has the highest total prison population in Europe with around 94,300 people currently locked up.
The highest prison population rates are to be found mainly in Central and Eastern countries, according to the Council of Europe Annual Penal Statistics (SPACE) for 2016, with visible decreases in the number of more than 10% in Belgium, Lithuani...


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