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jigesmiliyPosted - 31 January 2016 2:11  Show Profile
I May Have Considered a Career in Crime If I Had Known Prison Was this Nice, I May Have Considered a Career in Crime Whoever said crime doesn't pay? Norway's luxury Halden prison may very well be nicer than your home.

The sleek, modern complex took 10 years (plus 1.5 billion kroner that's $252 million) to build. It holds 252 inmates, and each cell features a private bathroom, flat screen TV, personal refridgerator and nobar windows. The amenities also include running trails, rock climbing, a recording studio, culinary courses, and murals by graffiti artist Dolk.

Conjugal visits? Not a problem. Inmates can shack up with their significant other in the 2 bedroom guesthouse on site. The prisoners (drug dealers, rapists, murderers, etc.) are called "pupils" at Halden.

Via Time Magazine: "Halden embodies the guiding principles of the country's penal system: that repressive prisons do not work and that treating prisoners humanely boosts their chances of reintegrating into society.

'When they arrive, many of them are in bad shape,' Are Hoidal, the prison's governor, says. 'We want to build them up, give them confidence through education and work and have them leave as better http://www.valentinoshoessale.co.uk/ people.'

Countries track recidivism rates differently, but even an imperfect comparison suggests the Norwegian model works. Within two years of their release, 20% of Norway's prisoners end up back in jail. Of course, a low level of criminality gives Norway a m***ive advantage.

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