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Life inside a Swiss prison

Serious criminals and lesser offenders receive equal treatment.

The 20-year prison handed down at the end of February to the murderer of a 16-year-old au pair from Fribourg has opened up a debate over whether sentencing policy in Switzerland is too lenient. Lucie Trezzini’s killer, Daniel H, could be paroled in 15 years. Even though he’s serving a life term, his prison conditions will be no different to those of inmates serving lesser sentences, as one prison director explains. (SF/

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