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Open Prisons: Throughout the World  

Author:  Shyamkant  Kulkarni, M.D..

Source: Volume 10, Number 06, September/October 2009 , pp.81-86(6)

Correctional Health Care Report

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Open prisons are based on recommendations made in the First United Nations (UN) Congress on the prevention of crimes and treatment of offenders. An open prison system is characterized by the absence of physical precautions against escape (e.g., walls, locks, bars, armed security guards, and watch). An open prison system, as against a closed one, gives prime importance to reformation and rehabilitation. There are no barriers to inmate movements. Offenders willfully accept employment, keep money, and maintain themselves.

Keywords: admission, Health Care, Paithan, India, Thorn Cross, North Sea Camp, Lachmere, Greenland, Netherlands, New Zealand

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