Nott'm & B'ham prison overcrowding

Nottingham and Birmingham prison have been named as one of the most overcrowded in the country.

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Overcrowding to blame for violence in Notts prison

Nottingham prison has been highlighted by The Howard League for Penal Reform has for its overcrowding problem.

Prisoner in cell. Credit: Paul Faith/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The charity says financial cuts mean that prisoners were forced to share cells not designed for multiple people.

The charity also says prisoners are kept locked up for up to twenty two hours a day and that this is the reason for violence and self-injury in prisons.

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