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Sweden is closing many prisons due to lack of prisoners.

Written on:November 11, 2013
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Sweden is taking steps to close many prisons due to lack of prisoners.

This year alone, four prisons and a detention center got closed in Sweden.

The percentage of the population in Sweden prison is significantly lower than in most other countries.

Sollentuna Prison, Sweden

Sollentuna Prison, Sweden

And,the Swedish prison system is not generally severe. For example, the top-of-the-line prison in Sollentuna, Sweden includes cells with comfortable mattresses and private bathrooms. After prisoners hit the weight room, they can cook up a meal in the state of the art kitchen before kicking back and watching TV on the couch. Sweden’s prison authorities are quick to point out that every square inch of the prison can be seen on a security camera.

sweden crime rate

Though the Sweden Government is taking steps to close the prisons, crime rate in sweden is not reduced. Actually Crime rate it getting increased in Sweden. It seems they are planning to take steps for preventing the crimes than focusing on sentencing the people involve in criminal activities.

Apart from Sweden, few other countries are also having Luxury prisons. Watch the below video showing most Luxurious prisons in the world.

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  1. Truthspew says:

    It’s interesting how some European countries don’t consider that prisons have to be miserable places but the United States and the Middle East do.

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