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Relatives “should have a say in sentencing”

One hurdle has been cleared for a proposal to allow victims' relatives to have a role when people serving life sentences are considered for release. The Swedish Council on Legislation, Lagrådet, which determines whether new laws or changes in current law are constitutional, will allow the proposal to go forward.

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Preschool worker ‘locked children in the dryer’

Preschool worker ‘locked children in the dryer’

Prisoner numbers fall in Sweden

Prisoner numbers fall in Sweden