Norway Builds the World's Most Humane Prison

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    Norway Builds the World's Most Humane Prison

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    Read more: Norway's Halden Fengsel Prison: Humane Rehab for Inmates - TIME
     
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    Norway prides itself on it's peaceful society and humane treatment of it's citizens. Police seldom carry guns and the worst prison term is 21 years.
     
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    Lets see if that survives the recent events.

    Even if they want to maintain thier current system, one thing they need to improve on is police response to catastrophic events. 90 minutes for an armed response to a mass shooting is almost criminal.
     
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    I don't know if thats a good idea, your telling me the idiot who went on a shooting spree is only going to get 21 years?
     
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    No, for very severe crimes like this they have a system of 'containment'. That means that once he has served his 21 years, they can add on an additional 5 years and after that another 5 years and so on until he dies.
     
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    Hmm. This will be an interesting experiment.
     
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    I don't think guys that pull killing sprees like that deserve to breathe the same air as regular people but thats their system I guess.
     

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