Prisons in England and Wales are "bursting at the seams" with more than half suffering overcrowding, the Howard League for Penal Reform has claimed.

A report by the organisation says the prison population has reached an all-time high of 75,479 inmates.
Leicester Prison is the most overcrowded with 90% more inmates than it has places for, followed by Preston which has 80% and Shrewsbury at 73%.

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