In the Media

Jail most overcrowded in country

PUBLISHED July 29, 2005

Shrewsbury Prison is the most overcrowded in England and Wales, Home Office figures show.

The jail is at the very top limit of what is described as its maximum safe overcrowding level.
The prison, designed to house 182 inmates, was holding 300 men when the figures were compiled last month, the highest number of inmates allowed.