Swedish Practices

Gunnar Pettersson

  • Under Fire: My Own Story by Simon Hayward
    W.H. Allen, 473 pp, £6.99, September 1989, ISBN 0 352 32588 7

On the day Simon Hayward was released from a Swedish prison and returned to England, the Independent reported that a senior official in the Swedish Justice Department had declared himself against punishing convicts who attempt to escape from prison, because it is ‘a natural reaction’: ‘If you were in a prison,’ he asked a seminar, ‘wouldn’t you start thinking of how to get out?’

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