Under a compulsory transfer agreement, more than 100 foreign nationals will complete their sentences in Albania
Tuesday 31 July 2012 17.46 BST
More than 100 Albanian nationals who are prisoners in British jails face being sent back to their country under a compulsory transfer agreement signed on Tuesday.
The Ministry of Justice said the deal was the first bilateral agreement signed with a country that had a large number of foreign-national offenders in British jails. There are 180 Albanian prisoners in Britain, of whom more than 100 may be eligible to be sent back.
The agreement will mean that Albanian prisoners in Britain may be sent to Albania to complete the rest of their sentence, and British prisoners in Albania may also be compulsorily transferred back to Britain.
The National Offender Management Service, which runs prisons in England and Wales, says
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