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Norway Builds the World's Most Humane Prison 4

Posted by samzenpus
from the doing-easy-time dept.
An anonymous reader writes "By the time the trumpets sound, the candles have been lit and the salmon platters garnished. Harald V, King of Norway, enters the room, and 200 guests stand to greet him. Then a chorus of 30 men and women, each wearing a blue police uniform, launches into a spirited rendition of 'We Are the World.' This isn't cabaret night at Oslo's Royal Palace. It's a gala to inaugurate Halden Fengsel, Norway's newest prison."


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Norway Builds the World's Most Humane Prison

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  • Talk about hell (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward

    The meal isn't even vegan!

  • I've often thought of Prisons as a University of Criminality. Maybe instead of making better criminals prisons like these can help repair broken lives.
    • by geekoid (135745)

      When the US prisns actually focus on corrects and rehabilitations recidivism was very low. However Reagan cut all those programs and turned them into Criminal makers. As does the Prison Guard Union and there lies.

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