David Scott in an article for criminal justice matters in 2008 calculated that there were over one hundred and eight thousand people detained in the UK. The normally figure quoted in the number of prisoners in England and Wales but this does not include Scotland, Northern Ireland, Refugee prisons or those detained under Mental heath laws.
Thinking about detention’, Criminal Justice Matters, Vol. 71, No. 1.)
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