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Short Update: Reduction in French prison population

FairTrialsAdmin - April 29, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Prison conditions, Prisoner releases

According to figures given by the Minister of Justice before the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) on 8th April 2020, as of 1st March 2020, there were more than 72,400 detainees, and the overcrowding rates were of 119%. On 7th April 2020, there were 64.439 detainees, bringing the overcrowding rate to 107%. 

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