Prison population grows 30 percent

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Female prisoners at Prey Sar’s Correctional Center 2. KT/Mai Vireak

The prison population in Cambodia increased almost 30 percent in 2017 if compared with last year, according to the annual report by the Interior Ministry’s General Department of Prisons.

“The prison population rose 29.21 percent compared with the same time in 2016 and that equals 6,425 people including 662 women,” said the annual report of the General Department of Prisons issues on Tuesday.

The prison population in 2017 was counted only on December 15, 2017, and had 28,414 people including 2,443 women, the annual report said.

The report also said that offenders involved in drug crimes was 51.76 percent, while robbers and thieves who committed crimes with aggravating circumstances was 18.88 percent.

Full story in Wednesday’s paper.

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