North Dakota Nudges Prisons Toward Norwegian Model

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Mother Jones explores an initiative to nudge North Dakota's traditional American incarceration protocols toward the progressive Scandinavian model. The idea was hatched in 2015 when the state's prisons chief, Leann Bertsch, toured Halden, the Norwegian maximum-security facility that Time has dubbed “the world’s most humane prison." Halden, situated in a remote forest, is surrounded by a single wall. It has . . .

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