Natalie Moore
Hämeenlinna is home to Vanaja men's prison, one of Finland's open prisons that allow inmates to leave for work or school.
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What can we learn from prisons in Finland?

Since 1970, the number of incarcerated people in the United States has grown exponentially and currently sits at around 2 million people. Meanwhile in Finland, that number is around 3,000, where one third of the country’s prisons operate as open. To talk about what that means and how the U.S. prison system might be reimagined, we were joined by a WBEZ reporter who dug into Finland's criminal justice system. 

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