The inmates work 35 hours per week with two days off.
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It's barely 6 a.m. and Alfred is already busy milking cows.In Sweden, which prioritizes rehabilitation over long prison sentences, Alfred is one of 60 inmates preparing to reintegrate into society at a minimum-security "open prison" functioning as a farm in the town of Mariestad, about 300 kilometers southwest of Stockholm.In this agricultural prison, called Rodjan – the biggest of the Swedish penitentiary system's three farms – his routines are the same every day.Sweden is among the countries with the fewest prisoners in the world: There are 0.5 inmates per 1,000 inhabitants, which is half the rate of France, Swedish and French prison data show.Sweden has over a dozen open prisons across the country.The establishment's key to success lies in the strict routines required to run a farm, according to Henningsohn.Despite enjoying his time with the cows, Alfred does not see himself staying in the farming business after completing his sentence, even though he grew up on his family's farm.
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