Just over 11 per cent of prisoners (or 2,855 people) who walked free following a government amnesty initiated in August 2006 have found their way back into Italian jails, according to a report by the University of Turin. Between August 2006 and mid February this year, some 25,694 people benefited from the state pardon, which was introduced for those serving three years or less as a way of reducing overcrowding in the nation