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Prison Population Increased By 10 Per Cent Last Year

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There was a 10.9 per cent increase in the number of  persons incarcerated last year.
The figure was 903, up from 814 in 2020.
The total adult custodial population under the care of  the Department of  Correctional Services was 3,565, which was 41 more than in 2020. 
The Tower Street and St Catherine adult correctional centres both continued to operate above capacity.
Males accounted for 97.2 per cent of  the total adult custodial population.