The crisis in jail overcrowding has reached its worst point since 2002 as the number of inmates exceeded the official number of usable places the prison service has.

A total of 75,544 people were in jails across England and Wales yesterday morning, itself a record and 107 above the prison service's "usable operational capacity" of 75,437, the supposed maximum level.

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