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Life and wellbeing in a prison for those who are curious about that

You can ask yourself what a prison is. The answer is that prison is a legally house or a place where some people commit different crimes are kept for punishment or while awaiting for trial, then after the sentence they return back to the society.

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You can ask yourself what a prison is.  The answer is that prison is a legally house or a place where some people commit different crimes are kept for punishment or while awaiting for trial, then after the sentence they return back to the society.

Many people asked about the life in prison, how it is, and the matter of wellbeing in prison, according to the way you cannot enter in prison easily except those who commit the crime and other who have legal permission allowing them to enter in line with logical reason.

Life inside the prison is not more different from life in the community; the difference between the people in prison is that, there is no freedom to go everywhere he or she wants, because at that time everything there must be done under control. But human rights is much respected, for there are a relaxing place like playing ground, resting room, laundry place , bath room and the place where handcraft are fabricated.    

About the way inmates are treated, every inmate is allowed to take food beyond that, everyone has health insurance (mituelle de santé) when he or she enters the prison by avoiding disease which can affect them. Inmate who has a serious sickness is sent to referral hospital for a special treatment. 

The crucial thing  inside prison is hygiene for inmates, because the hygiene is a source of life and when there is no sanitation, epidemic could have killed a huge number of prisoners according to the big number of inmates. Even, the quick spreading of a disease should occur, when the sanitation is poor. So, hygiene is very important in prison.  

You can also ask yourself which way you can use to enter a prison for a visiting purpose or other reasons. The people who wish to enter in prison officially, request permission to RCS stating and the reasons why they want to pay a visit. The reasons could be preaching activities, journalist, government officials, etc. and RCS examine their reasons.

Even if people take the prison as a dangerous place, When  you use your time well in the prison, you can gain more skills, as education in construction, carpentry, sewing, modern farming, and so forth. The skills got from prison help the released inmates in their outside life after completing their sentences.