Tougher Sentencing Blamed For Crowded Prisons

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By austind03 on July 11, 2018

Russell Haines, Glenn Eric Adams, Longview Washington

LONDON – MAY 19: (FILE PHOTO) A prison guard at HMP (Her Majesty’s Prison) Pentonville stands behind a locked gate May 19, 2003 in London. A new report from the Prison Reform Trust (PRT) says overcrowding in Britain’s prisons has been caused by tougher sentencing rather than an increase in crime. Since 1991, offenders of petty crimes are three times more likely to be imprisoned.

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