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Denmark tough on crime: Record number of person incarcerated and banged up
Sunday, 13 February 2011
The Danish prison have never had these amount of this many inmates such that the Prison Service fears that the country’s prison system will crash, if more are not constructed.

The Danish political news daily, Politiken writes that the chairman of the Danish prison organisation, Kim Østerbye said he has not seen this many people banged up in prison in since the Second World War.
The latest figures from the Prison Service show that the number of inmates in custody and prison is probably the highest ever.
“This wears on all sides. It wears on the buildings, on our staff and on the economy in a way that has hardly been realized,” says Prison security chief, Michael Gjørup, Politiken.
If the problem on capacity is not resolved, there is risk that the Danish prison system will collapse, warns Michael Gjørup.
He told the paper that “It's obvious some of the cells resemble something that is not a favourable place for people to be. We have previously complained about the unsustainability of the system but now we mean it. This system cannot be maintained for long.”
By Scanomark.se Team

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