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Cows help rehabilitate prisoners in Sweden

MARIESTAD, Sweden -- It s barely 6 am and Alfred is already busy milking cows. But when his chores on the farm are done, he won t be going home -- he ll be returning to his prison cell. 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 (185 miles) southwest of Stockholm. Imprisoned since April for illegally posses

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