Every fourth convicted criminal offered the choice of prison or wearing an electronic tagging device in 2009 opted to go to jail, with the tag associated with stringent regulations and social isolation.
“Aside from all the times and rules, many consider that they have a better social life in prison where they meet others. Outside the prison walls, they have an apartment but no social network to speak of,” said Lena Mellström-Bäckman at the probation board in Stockholm to the Metro newspaper.
Read more in The Local (Se)
Interesting that the way the system they’ve created in Sweden would be deemed more aversive than jail by one in four. There should be a message or useful information in there somewhere.