UK: Covid-19 and European prison population changes

"How do European states compare with England and Wales? Our latest infographics illustrate prison population changes across Europe in response to Covid-19."


"England and wales are leagues behind other European states in reducing the prison population to manage Covid-19. The government is relying on temporary measures like makeshift single-occupancy cells, re-opening prisons and a drop in judicial activity to halt the spread of the virus. These are likely to cause other problems and also prevent the wiggle room needed to prevent future outbreaks."

Covid-19 and European prison population changes (Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, link)

 

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