Of the more than 53 thousand inmates in total, 17,920 are foreigners. This is a reduction compared to the almost 25 thousand in 2010, but it remains true that one in three inmates are not Italian. This means that despite have a lower number of immigrants compared to other European countries, a large chunk of foreign delinquency is arriving in our country. In percentage terms, we are 12% above the European average. In France of the more than 66 thousand inmates, foreigners are 13,860, 21.7%. In 2015 foreign prisoners in the United Kingdom were around 11 thousand, only 12.7% of the prison population.Source
... Most of the foreign prisoners in Italy consist of Moroccans (16.9%), followed by Romanians (15.9%), Albanians (13.8%), Tunisians (11%), Nigerians (3.9%) and Egyptians (3.4%). 11 thousand are Muslims but according to the Department of Penitentiary Administration around 7000 are practising.
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Tuesday, 19 April 2016