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Denmark to rent 300 prison cells from Kosovo

People due to be expelled at the end of their sentences

18 December, 13:10
(ANSA-AFP) - COPENHAGEN, DEC 18 - Denmark plans to rent from Kosovo prison cells for 300 inmates due to be expelled at the end of their sentences, the Danish government said Wednesday.

The project, which seeks to ease prison overcrowding, will also see Denmark's prison estate expanded by 326 places between 2022 and 2025, the Danish justice ministry said in a statement. In 2020, some 350 inmates were due to be deported at the end of their sentences. Denmark's prison population has grown 19 percent since 2015, reaching more than 4,000 inmates at the start of 2021, exceeding 100 percent of capacity according to official statistics. (ANSA-AFP).

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