Great Britain in the 21st century. Thousands of criminals to be freed as jails are declared 'absolutely full' for first time in history Jails were declared absolutely full last night for the first time in history. Even court and police cells were packed as the number of prisoners rose to 82,068 - almost 100 above the official safety limit. The crisis is expected to trigger the early release of thousands of muggers, burglars and other convicts. In a desperate attempt to buy time, Jack Straw begged magistrates to imprison fewer offenders. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/li...tml?in_article_id=517655&in_page_id=1770&ct=5 So is now the optimum moment to go, say, looting in the United Kingdom? pitiful. :furious: note: jails are prisons in the United Kingdom.