Czech prisons at ‘critical’ capacity
There are now an estimated 23,200 inmates in Czech prisons — several thousand more than the official number of beds available — leading authorities to create temporary cells out of office space, storage rooms and lounges, the online edition of Czech weekly Týden reported Monday.
While acknowledging the overcrowding, Deputy Justice Minister Daniel Volák said “there is no threat of rioting or collapse.” However, according to European Union regulations, each inmate must have a minimum of three square meters of living space, a threshold that Czech institutions have passed. (via Czech Position)
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