French president Emmanuel Macron (2L) shakes hands with pupils as he visits the prison guard school (Ecole Nationale d'Administration Pénitentiaire - ENAP) on March 6, 2018 in Agen, southern France. / AFP / Mehdi FEDOUACH
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French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled Tuesday a series of court overhauls aimed at finding alternatives to jail, a bid to tackle chronic overcrowding at the country's prisons.Conditions in French prisons have long been an embarrassment for the state, with Macron himself once describing them as "disgraceful".To ease the overcrowding, Macron called for an end to any prison term of less than one month, and said those shorter than a year would no longer be applied "automatically".The 188 prisons across France currently have an average capacity rate of 120 percent, with some in the Paris region reaching as high as 200 percent.
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