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Prison systems look very different in Norway compared to the US.
Norwegian crime rates are extremely low and the recidivism rate is a mere 20% because their prison system actually works.
I took a tour of various Norwegian prisons, speaking with inmates and guards, and I learned that the US prison system is in need of reform.
Here’s what happened when I toured Norway’s prisons.

The following is an excerpt from “Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World” by Baz Dreisinger:

The most highly touted aspect of the humane Norwegian prison system is the fact that it seems to work. Crime rates are very low and the recidivism rate is a mere 20%. Where else could I conclude my journey? I know what to expect; I’m one of the many believers ogling this system. Whether it lives up to the hype is the real question.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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