First of all the most recent figures 2014 on Europeans in British prisons :-
That table makes a total of 4,746 from, as I understand, last year`s figures of which 4,067 are from EU states with today`s total number of prisoners at 85,398. GO asserts that the numbers of foreign prisoners in British jails has soared since the former Soviet client states of Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Romania joined the EU whilst those countries have seen a fall in their own prison populations. Between 2002 and 2014 EU nationals in this country`s prisons have, according to GO, risen from 1,763 to 4,252 [Apparently different periods from above]. Prison numbers in Romania, Latvia and Poland have fallen by 3,882, 3,092 and 2,997 respectively since their accession to the EU. UK prisons have seen the numbers of Poles, Romanians and Lithuanians increase by 1,800%, 1,100% and 900% respectively over the same period.
These statistics and others similar will be converted by Leave campaigners into pounds spent which would have been better spent on matters over which we had direct control. No doubt this blogger and others will be posting future posts on aspects of REMAIN or LEAVE according to their individual interests.