Mixed re­views on pris­ons

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Greek pris­ons are over­crowded and have a rel­a­tively lower bud­get com­pared to other Euro­pean Union coun­tries, ac­cord­ing to the “Pris­ons in Europe 2005-2015” re­port pub­lished yes­ter­day by the Coun­cil of Europe.

The re­port con­ducted by the Uni­ver­sity of Lau­sanne and funded by the EU showed that Greece’s prison pop­u­la­tion rate (in­mates per 100,000 in­hab­i­tants) rose by 39 per­cent in 2014/15 com­pared to 2005.

Greece had 79 in­mates per 100,000 in 2005 and 109 in 2015. For­eign in­mates rose by 37 per­cent. The to­tal num­ber of in­mates in 2015 was 11,798, a 35 per­cent in­crease com­pared to 2005, when it was 8,722.

The re­port also showed that prison sui­cides dropped by 31 per­cent.

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