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Originally posted by tyfon
I'm a Norwegian and not angry. He is in jail. He will never get out and he knows that.
To treat him like an animal would only reduce our society to his level.
We have something called human rights here that seem to be missing from a lot of other societies.
I understand that it might be a hard concept to understand, but it is a cornerstone in the way most of us think about other humans. Good and bad, they are still human.
Originally posted by forklift
Only harsh punishments can deter criminals.
There's a reason why Saudi Arabia has the lowest crime rate in the world, people leave their gold shops open when they go for their 5 times prayers at local mosque without the fear of getting robbed.edit on 27-8-2012 by forklift because: (no reason given)
One of three women’s prisons, Bredtveit has the capacity to hold 64 of Norway’s approximately 200 women prisoners. (As in China, women account for about 5 percent of Norway’s total prison population.) At the time of Dui Hua’s visit, 63 women were serving sentences in Bredtveit, including 27 for narcotics and 10 for murder. The average length of sentence was 4 years and 3 months, with the shortest being 45 days and the longest 21 years, Norway’s maximum length for unconditional sentences. Prison sentences can be conditional or indefinite in Norway under preventive detention, which creates a means of reviewing and extending prison terms in the interest of protecting society. Two women were in preventive detention at Bredtveit at the time of Dui Hua’s visit.
Pursuing Rehabilitation, not Punishment
originally posted by: r2d246
I hate to say this. But I read something very troubling in a book this summer. In some prisons they've found inmates dead due to rape. They suspect the person died after getting raped by perhaps as many as 50 other inmates one after another. I have no clue if thats' true or not but if it is then must be pretty brutle what goes on in there.