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A closer look at Finland's 'open prisons'

By: Mohamed FARHAT Follow | Christopher MOORE

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. FRANCE 24's Christopher Moore and Mohamed Farhat report on a surprising method that has a long history in the country.


A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett.

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