A cell in Kumla prison, Sweden’s most secure institution. Photograph: Henrik Witt/Press Association Images
“Why is Sweden closing its prisons?” TheGuardian asks
December 2, 2013 AN OLDER REPORT BUT STILL IMPORTANT
Why is Sweden closing its prisons?
Swedish prisons have long had a reputation around the world as being liberal and progressive. So much so that in 2005 even Saddam Hussein requested to be transferred to a Swedish prison to await his trial – a request that was rejected by the Swedish authorities. But are the country’s prisons a soft option?
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