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Norway Builds the World's Most Humane Prison

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the doing-easy-time dept.

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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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Talk about hell (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32075338)

The meal isn't even vegan!

Can I volunteer to go to prison in Norway? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32083614)

Seriously? It sounds wonderful.

Great idea (1)

MrKaos (858439) | more than 4 years ago | (#32084316)

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.

Re:Great idea (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 4 years ago | (#32092398)

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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