Minister cracks down on prisoners ID fraud

Justice minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin has told MPs he wants to fingerprint and photograph everyone who is arrested and faces a prison sentence. The move is aimed at stopping criminals paying someone to serve their time in jail. Random checks earlier this year revealed widespread identity fraud among the prison population.

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