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Soft cell What’s the point of prison?

There are wildly different approaches to how society should deal with people who commit violent crime, with Switzerland being at the “softer” end of the spectrum. What purpose should time behind bars serve?

In Switzerland, the proportion of people jailed for assault causing bodily injury is a quarter of the European average. Many Swiss experts say this is justified, arguing that other sanctions are more effective. What’s your view?

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