Drug addiction a growing problem among women in Sweden's prisons

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An increasing number of women in prison in Sweden have been sentenced for narcotics crimes, and at the same time there is a growing problem with drug addiction among the imprisoned women, according to the Swedish Prison and Probation Service.

It coincides with tougher punishments in Sweden for selling or smuggling drugs. And while treatment for addicts is available in prison, Swedish Radio heard that not everyone thinks it's effective.

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