Sunday, May 21, 2017

Bastoy Prison: Rethinking Crime And Punishment

Image by Britton Nagy

Bastoy Prison houses perpetrators of serious crimes including murder and rape, yet it has the lowest reoffending rate in Europe: 16 percent, compared with a European average of about 70 percent. And it’s one of the cheapest prisons to run in Norway.
By treating prison as a place of rehabilitation rather than a place to mete out vengence the risk that offenders pose to society after they leave prison is reduced. Read more 

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