[LMB] Crime and Punishment

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sun Apr 10 14:33:12 BST 2016


On Sat, 9 Apr 2016 19:54:41 -0700, Damien Sullivan
<phoenix at mindstalk.net> wrote:

>
>"Europe" isn't just one system.  Norway in particular stands out for
>humane treatment of prisoners, who get their own prison rooms (which
>look more like college dorms than cages) and halfway house
>rehabilitation communities for good-behavior prisoners nearing the end
>of their terms.  Norway also has no sentences longer than 21 years -- no
>life terms, let alone life without parole -- though there's an option to
>hold prisoners judged to be an ongoing threat, as may happen to Breivik.

Sweden is also pretty humane, especially with non-violent prisoners.  
-- 
The Web isn't better than sex, but sliced bread is in serious trouble 
- NancyButton


More information about the Lois-Bujold mailing list