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The Italian nursery pulling down the walls of prison

BOLLATE, Italy: With its warm colours and toy-filled rooms, the Biobab nursery looks just like any other, but this is daycare with a difference. Located in the grounds of Milan's Bollate prison, the kindergarten welcomes the children of detainees, guards and local residents to what staff describe as an innovative and successful social experiment. Opened as part of new facilities to improve the wellbeing of staff, the creche was initially little used with prison employees seemingly reluctant to switch from their…