Norway seems be taking a different view from Canada about incarcertion and punishment. Al Jazeera’s Lorraine Mallinder wrote an article about a Norway prison’s approach to punishment, incarceration and reintegration.
Halden Prison tests the limits of humane incarceration and rehabilitation, greatly reducing re-offending rates.
In a perfect world, prisons would rehabilitate people so they are able to live productive lives safely within community. Norway’s approach may be a more effective way to reach that objective than the tough-on-crime approach Canada seems to be taking.