Norwegian Prison Focuses on What’s Next for Inmates

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The New York Times profiles Norwegian justice and the country's Halden Fengsel, which is often called the world's most humane maximum-­security prison. The treatment of inmates at Halden is wholly focused on helping to prepare them for a life after they get out. Not only is there no death penalty in Norway, there are no life sentences. The maximum term for any crime is 21 years.

To anyone familiar with the American correctional . . .

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