Seven new prisons will need to be built in the UK by 2030 to cope with the rising number of migrant criminals, the Leave campaign has claimed. Former cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith has warned 3,993 additional jail places will be needed for EU convicts if current levels of migration continue, and if the percentage of migrants who commit prison-worthy crimes matches the rest of the UK population. This is the equivalent of another seven jails the size of Full Sutton prison in York, which can accommodate 606 inmates.Mr Duncan Smith believes that if the UK remains in the EU, the problem will only worsen in the years to come - with the likes of Turkey, Macedonia and Albania vying to join the bloc.
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