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Offline Rapunzel

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« on: February 15, 2014, 10:02:51 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2014, 06:16:49 AM »
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Like its Scandanavian neighbors, Norway is one of the most lenient countries in the world in terms of punishment for prisoners.

They concentrate on rehabilitation, not punishment. Treating inmates as human beings is part of that process, and it works. There is a very low recidivism rate in the Nordic countries, compared to the UK or the USA.

The problem is when you get someone like Breivik. He can't be rehabilitated, though it sounds like they are trying anyway. The games he is given to play sound like therapy to me. Socialization and social response training. As for not having a PS3 - it's easy to hack into them and get internet access. My grand kids can do it. He's not permitted access to the internet at all, and it is one of the wiser terms of his sentence.
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