Everybody stop committing crimes, we are running out of places to put you.
New details suggest that half of Ontario's jails are overcrowded and holding more prisoners than they were designed for.
On top of that, recent figures outline an issue of overcrowding across Canada's federal prison system as well, with an influx of new inmates likely to put further strain on the system.
The Canadian Press reports 14 of Ontario's 29 jails were at more than 100 per cent capacity, while the system overall sat at 98.5 per cent capacity.
Among the most packed institutions are Toronto's Don Jail at 117 per cent, the Windsor Jail at 111 per cent and London Jail at 105 per cent.
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“Due to capacity issues the facility had three inmates to each cell and one cell with five inmates,” reads an internal memo, obtained by CP, regarding the London Jail.
But the issue of prison overcrowding is by no means limited to Ontario jails.
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