Overcrowding in French prisons

Overcrowding in French prisons - France has been condemned by the European Court of Human Rights for overcrowding in its prisons. According to a statement released on Thursday. The body recommends that the state "consider adopting general measures aimed at eliminating overcrowding and improving material conditions of detention," according to a statement released on Thursday.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sentenced France on Thursday 30 January for the conditions of detention in overcrowded prisons. Seized by 32 prisoners from the prisons of Nice (Alpes-Maritimes), Nîmes (Gard), Fresnes (Val-de-Marne), Ducos (Martinique) and Nuutania (Polynesia), the ECHR recommends that the State "consider the "general measures to eliminate overcrowding and improve material conditions of detention".

In total, 71,828 people were imprisoned in French prisons on April 1, 2019, according to the Ministry of Justice, which was a new record in France. Since 2011, the trend has been on the rise.

 

 

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