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March 2008 Archives (International News)

1st March 2008

US Prison Population now One in a Hundred

More than one in a 100 adult Americans are now in prison, a higher rate of incarceration than at any time in US history that is pushing the budgets of several states to breaking point, a report warns. Last year, all 50 states between them spent $44 billion on running… Read more

18th March 2008

France moves away from "Super-Prisons"

A BBC study of Europe's largest prison outside Paris shows how French prison management is now recommending capping prison size at 600 prisoners. Read more