The French prison population reached a new record in March.

Prison population: 69,430 prisoners in France, a New Record

Prisoners have never been so numerous in France, according to figures released Wednesday on the website of the Ministry of Justice. With 69,430 people incarcerated, the number of inmates in French prisons has reached to on March 1st, a new record. The previous record dated back to 1st July 2016 when 69,375 inmates were counted. […]

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The Minister of Justice Jean-Jacques Urvoas wants to build 16,000 more prison cells

Prison Overcrowding: Urvoas wants to build up to 16,000 new cells by 2025

PRISON: The Justice Minister was speaking at a press conference at the Fresnes prison center to report on solitary confinement … Jean-Jacques Urvoas, the Justice Minister, said on Tuesday it will build between 10,309 and 16,143 new cells by 1 January 2025 to allow the generalization of solitary confinement in prisons.   #prisons #RapportUrvoas “Il faut […]

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