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Over half of prisoners in jail for violence or drugs offences

Wed, 19 Oct 2011

Over half of the Island's prisoners are in jail for violence or drugs offences.

Over 40% of the inmates at the Isle of Man Prison have committed drugs crimes.

Nearly a fifth of those currently serving a sentence in Jurby are there for violent crimes.

As of October 12th there were 108 prisoners on the Island.

The figures were revealed by the Department of Home Affairs in a Tynwald answer following a question from new Onchan MHK Zac Hall



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