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A closer look at Finland’s ‘open prisons’

By France 24
21 May 2018   |   5:30 am
In many countries, the prison system has become synonymous with overcrowded cells, derelict infrastructure, and repeat offenders - with jails sometimes depicted as little more than "crime schools". But in Finland, many detainees are sent to low-security facilities where they interact with the local community, have jobs and prepare for a smooth return to society.

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