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As Europe’s Prisons Fill Up, France Takes a Different Approach


As Europe’s Prisons Fill Up, France Takes a Different Approach
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The French government is overhauling the country’s prisons, which are among the most overcrowded in Europe. The plans - announced after a prison guard strike earlier this year - include scrapping jail sentences for short-term offenders and broadening alternatives to 24/7 incarceration. Lisa Bryant recently visited the Eysses prison, in southwestern France, and has this report for VOA.

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