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UK Muslim prison population 'doubled' in 10 years
The number of Muslim prisoners in British jails has doubled over the past 10 years, a study released on Wednesday revealed.
In an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, opposition Labour lawmaker David Lammy -- who headed the independent probe into race and the prison system -- wrote:
"Some groups, such as the Muslim population, do not fall within one ethnic category -- but we know that the number of Muslims in our prisons has nearly doubled in the last decade."
The Lammy Review's initial findings claim Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities are overrepresented in the prison population, out of proportion to their numbers in the U.K. as a whole.
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