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The term "prison–industrial complex" (PIC) is used to attribute the rapid expansion of the US inmate population to the political influence of private prison companies and businesses that supply goods and services to government prison agencies
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
Don't worry, Norway's luxurious prison standards will drop once the immigrant population overwhelms the natives and police have to begin catching the newly-arrived criminals and the courts convict them. This isn't anti-immigrant rhetoric, statistics show the increase in crime rates in every Scandinavian country since the EU began importing huge numbers of third world immigrants by calling them political refugees.
Opened in 2010 with a 252 prisoner capacity, Halden seriously rethinks the system and puts a strong emphasis on rehabilitation over punishment. With amenities like a sound studio (where music classes are offered), jogging trails, a teaching kitchen and a freestanding house where inmates can host their families during overnight visits, Halden tries to recreate the outside world as much as possible so that inmates can easily and successfully make the transition back to life after their sentence. And what about the guards? It's about a 50/50 split between men and women, and none of them carry guns. In fact, they routinely eat meals and play sports with the inmates.
this is nothing like I would imagine a prison to be.edit on 21-10-2014 by RunForTheHills because: (no reason given)edit on 21-10-2014 by RunForTheHills because: (no reason given)edit on 21-10-2014 by RunForTheHills because: (no reason given)
originally posted by: nugget1
If I lived in Norway, and were homeless- I'd rob a bank with a squirt gun and hope for a very long sentence.
originally posted by: Viking9019
The prisons in Norway are well known for being like a goddamn hotel.
originally posted by: chiefsmom
This just makes me ask a lot of questions.
Sure, it looks great, and they are treating the prisoners exceptionally well.
But, let's get some numbers, for honesty's sake.
How many people have been stabbed with those forks? Knives, tools?
Have they had any "bad" ones, that destroy these rooms?
I get that Norway has a lower crime rate, and overall really seem to have it more together than the US.
But really, nobody (country) is perfect, but this article seems to be painting all rainbows and moonbeams.