Take a walk through a prison system that is vastly different to the 3 hots and a cot that we have been raised with in North America. Do you think the Nordic prison system is too relaxed on their inmates?
The cost associated with housing inmates every year is astronomical, maybe the tax payers might consider a new approach to rehabilitation after reviewing these Norwegian statistics. There is potential for millions of dollars worth of savings to our bottom line if we treat the inmates more like people and less like animals according to the numbers.
Norway: 0.6 per 100,000 people
United States: 6 per 100,000 people
Norway: 71 for every 100,000 people
United States: 743 for every 100,000 (in 2009)
United States: 50%-60%