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Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?

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Prison Overcrowding Poll Results

Yes

103,845 votes

61%

No

66,757 votes

39%

Distribution of answers submitted by French voters.

3 Yes answers
3 No answers
0 overlapping answers

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Learn more about Prison Overcrowding

French prisons have reached an average rate of occupancy of 116.6%. Overcrowding is mainly present in short-stay prisons, where they hold both sentenced people and people awaiting trial. France’s prisons rank third in Europe for overcrowding according to the International Centre for Prison Studies, with official figures showing there are 68,253 people incarcerated but places for only 58,587. France unveiled plans on Thursday to build 33 new jails and renovate older ones in a bid to ease chronic overcrowding that justice officials say breeds conditions for Islamist radicalisation of prisoners.  See recent Prison Overcrowding news

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