Ten most overcrowded prisons in Italy 2018

In March 2018, a prison located in Larino, in the South Italian region Molise, was the most overcrowded jail in Italy. Its overcrowded rate was equal to 202.8 percent. More specifically, the institute was designed to house 107 inmates, while the actual number of prisoners living in this facility amounted to 217. Furthermore, the second most overcrowded prison in the country was situated in Como, in Lombardy. The overcrowded rate was 200 percent: the institute had a capacity of 231 places, but it held 462 prisoners as of March 2018.

Ten most overcrowded prisons in Italy in 2018

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April 2018



Survey time period

March 31, 2018

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