France explores alternatives to prison
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In order to tackle overcrowded prisons and the issue of repeat offending, the French authorities are increasingly turning to alternatives to incarceration. Out of the 250,000 people currently serving a sentence, around 170,000 are being monitored outside of prison walls, through insertion centres. FRANCE 24's reporters went to meet some of these offenders, who are being offered a chance to reintegrate into society.
Programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Emerald Maxwell