These institutions offer inmates a radically different lifestyle from traditional incarceration, giving them the freedom to work, live a semi normal life and even find companionship.
With these facilities, inmates have the opportunity to earn a regular income, reducing stress and providing a sense of normalcy. Open prisons also alleviate the problem of overcrowding in traditional prisons, improving the wellbeing of the imprisoned. These institutions have proven to be cost effective with their operation costs being a fraction of that of closed prisons.
They also provide economic benefits by allowing prisoners to acquire skills that prepare them for life post release. Despite the successes, the open prison system faces criticism for its strict eligibility criteria, leaving many potential candidates in closed prisons.