Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Best Prison In The World

Here is a prison for such comfort can only dream of any prisoner! If, in Russia would have been a prison, I think many of the violators of the order of intentionally committed, would pristupleniya!
Halden Fengsel prison, which opened on April 8 in Norway – a set in the woods, where there is a recording studio, a track for jogging and a cottage for family visits, writes American magazine Time. “Unlike many American prisons, in the air does not hang the smell of sweat and urine. On the contrary, from the kitchen, where inmates are taught cooking, the smell of orange sherbet” – notes the journalist William Lee Adams.
Construction lasted 10 years in prison and a cost of 252 million dollars. Halden embodies the basic principles of the Norwegian penal system: the repressive prisons are not effective, humane treatment of prisoners to facilitate their reintegration into society. Are Hoydal prison director said that in Halden sit by, among others, drug dealers, murderers and rapists. According to the newspaper, says the statistics on the effectiveness of the Norwegian model: in this country, only 20% of prisoners are jailed again within two years after release, whereas in the UK and the USA – 50-60%.
The buildings seemed to have grown up in the woods, the walls surrounding the area, obscuring the trees, setting cameras like a good student hostel: TV panels, mini-refrigerators, windows without grids.
But the main advantage of Halden, perhaps, is the administration’s attitude towards prisoners: the guards go without weapons, regularly dined with the prisoners and deal with them in sports. Half of the officers – women as well as in the opinion of director of the prison it reduces the aggressiveness of the prisoners.


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