Distance equals disconnection.

Large prison facilities located far away from cities in a rural context deviate from the proximity principle. Small scaled detention houses seek to do the complete opposite. They must be integrated in a community to work. This allows the people in detention to not lose connection with the society. It also makes it easier to maintain personal relations like family and friends as they’ll have it much easier to visit a detention house located in a city than a secluded prison facility. The closer to society a person is, the smaller the disconnection towards it after their sentence.