Foreigners continue to make up 72% of Swiss prisoners

11th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

Prisons in French-, Italian-speaking areas at “saturation” point, conditions deteriorating Bern, Switzerland GenevaLunch - The Swiss population of incarcerated persons, 6,181 prisoners, reached its highest level since 1999 on 1 September 2010, with an average occupancy rate in detention centres of 92.5 percent. Prisons in French- and Italian-speaking areas have reached “saturation point”, according to the Swiss ...

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