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Love Behind Bars Lands Italian Prison in Hot Water

The Bollate prison in Milan is considered an example of correctional good practices, where detainees are treated with humanity and rehabilitated through study, work and music (some also participate in Antigone's radio...

by Associazione Antigone

The Bollate prison in Milan is considered an example of correctional good practices, where detainees are treated with humanity and rehabilitated through study, work and music (some also participate in Antigone's radio broadcast, Jailhouse Rock). The facility's administration has come under heavy criticism recently from Sappe, the penitentiary police's labor union, because a detainee became pregnant after having sex in prison. But shouldn't detainees have a right to affection, too? What is wrong with falling in love and having sex behind bars?

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