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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-12-06 01:39 PM
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135. Yes, interesting cross-cultural comparison
Earlier this year, BBC America ran a program called Bad Girls, which takes place in a women's prison in the UK. It has its soap opera aspects, but the feature that caught the attention of the vieweres on the BBCA discussion board was that the inmates, some of whom were lifers, seemed to have a lot of freedom compared to women in U.S. prisons, even though conditions were by no means pleasant and temporary solitary confinement was used for major infractions of the rules.

A British participant said that the inmates were easier to handle if given some small degrees of freedom within their confinement.
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