They have murdered, cheated, robbed or raped: almost 9,500 people are in Bavarian prisons. There would still be cells free - but they are intentionally empty.
Munich (dpa/lby) - There is still room in Bavaria's prisons: According to the latest data from the end of October, 9,427 of a total of 12,075 prison places were occupied in the prisons (JVA) in the Free State. Most of the detainees were serving a sentence, as the Bavarian Ministry of Justice in Munich announced at the request of the German Press Agency. Among the 6,430 people affected were 437 women, 54 minors and 43 people who were in preventive detention after serving their actual sentence because of the seriousness of their crime. Another 2,685 people were in custody as of the reporting date, and 176 men and women were in custody pending deportation.
Most of the inmates (1633) were most recently imprisoned for criminal offenses against people (except in road traffic), meaning physical injury, manslaughter and murder. Theft and embezzlement also put many (1022) behind bars, followed by other property crimes (672). Almost 600 were jailed for sexual assault and rape.
As of October 31, 43 people were in preventive detention - all of them men. At the end of March there were still 47 people. As a result, this number continued to fall in a long-term comparison. The highest level in recent years was in March 2010 with 73 persons in preventive detention.