Liberation within Bounds
  • Renée Short


Since the early 1930s Swedish prison authorities have constantly aimed at reducing the use of prison sentences and so, although certain offences have increased, the number of prisoners has fallen. In 1971 there were 5900 prison places and about 4600 prisoners. By 1973 the number of prisoners had fallen to 3600, the lowest number for ten years.


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Notes and Reference

  1. 1.
    Kriminalvårdens Nämnder [The Boards and Committees of the Correctional System] (Stockholm, 1975).Google Scholar
  2. 3.
    Bo Martinsson, ‘Prison Democracy in Sweden’, in Svante Nycander (ed.), Criminal Welfare ( Stockholm: Swedish Institute, 1971 ).Google Scholar
  3. 11.
    Giles Playfair and Derrick Singleton, The Offenders (London: Secker and Warburg, 1957).Google Scholar
  4. 12.
    Eric Stockdale, The Court and the Offender ( London: Gollancz, 1967 ).Google Scholar

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© Renée Short 1979

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