Accused norway killer may land luxurious prison

  • News
  • Thread starter Evo
  • Start date
In summary: In the meantime, the death penalty is abolished in Norway.In summary, the death penalty is abolished in Norway.
  • #1
Evo
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
24,017
3,337
This is a maximum security prison? I wouldn't mind living there.

Masi writes that the cells are equipped "with an en-suite bathroom, a flat-screen TV and various
continued...

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/accused-norway-killer-may-land-luxurious-prison-173329040.html

I'm having trouble copying from the site so just read and look at the pictures.

Look at the pictures and captions.

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/inside-the-world-s-most-humane-prison-1311794847-slideshow/#crsl=
 
Last edited:
Physics news on Phys.org
  • #2
Somebody has to explain the rift between how Norway treats crimes and how the USA treats them.

An uninformed guess is that people in Norway don't hate the criminal but the crime itself. Thus they don't focus on making the criminals life like hell but making sure that the same thing doesn't happen again.
 
  • #3
Willowz said:
Somebody has to explain the rift between how Norway treats crimes and how the USA treats them.

An uninformed guess is that people in Norway don't hate the criminal but the crime itself. Thus they don't focus on making the criminals life like hell but making sure that the same thing doesn't happen again.
Norway doesn't have the gang violence we do. You should watch some of the American prison documentaries on Nat Geo. Those people are scary.
 
  • #4
Evo said:
Norway doesn't have the gang violence we do. You should watch some of the American prison documentaries on Nat Geo. Those people are scary.
This was supposedly one of the 'arguments' for Breviks actions. To stop gangs and mafias from sprouting in Norway.
 
  • #5
Evo said:
Norway doesn't have the gang violence we do. You should watch some of the American prison documentaries on Nat Geo. Those people are scary.

so is this a chicken-egg problem?
 
  • #6
Other than "useless" philosophical arguments about what is evil and how to deal with evil, if it is "practical and working"* I don't have any problems with it.

*different people will have different criteria for what's practical and working. Personally, I have following list of criteria:
1) Financial burden of holding the prisoners and sending them back to the society, holding them indefinitely, or giving them death penalties
2) Amount of positive productivity to the society gained from ex-prisoners
 
Last edited:
  • #7
Oh, back to the death penalty then. Wheres that damn guillotine!
 
  • #8
Willowz said:
Oh, back to the death penalty then. Wheres that damn guillotine!
The axe felled last time in 1876, when our last execution in peacetime took place (of a well-known tramp who killed and robbed a farmer who offered him a ride in his cart).
 

Related to Accused norway killer may land luxurious prison

1. What is the reason for the accused Norway killer potentially landing in a luxurious prison?

The accused Norway killer, Anders Behring Breivik, is facing charges of committing the deadliest mass shooting in Norway's history, resulting in the deaths of 77 people. As Norway has a maximum sentence of only 21 years in prison, the country's justice system focuses on rehabilitation rather than punishment. Therefore, Breivik may be placed in a luxurious prison to provide him with better living conditions and resources for rehabilitation.

2. What makes a prison luxurious?

A luxurious prison typically includes amenities such as private cells, access to recreational facilities and activities, better food options, and more comfortable living conditions. These prisons are designed to provide a more humane approach to incarceration and focus on helping prisoners rehabilitate rather than punishing them.

3. Is it fair for a convicted criminal to be placed in a luxurious prison?

This is a highly debated topic, and opinions may vary. Some argue that all prisoners should be treated equally and that a luxurious prison is not a form of punishment. Others believe that providing better living conditions can aid in the rehabilitation process and ultimately benefit society in the long run.

4. How common are luxurious prisons?

Luxurious prisons are not very common, and only a few countries, such as Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, have implemented this approach to incarceration. The majority of countries still prioritize punishment over rehabilitation and do not have luxurious prisons.

5. Will placing the accused Norway killer in a luxurious prison set a precedent for other criminals?

It is unlikely that the accused Norway killer's placement in a luxurious prison will set a precedent for other criminals. Each country has its own justice system and approach to incarceration, and the decision to place Breivik in a luxurious prison is specific to Norway's rehabilitation-focused system.

Similar threads

  • General Discussion
3
Replies
82
Views
14K
  • General Discussion
2
Replies
41
Views
7K
  • General Discussion
Replies
1
Views
8K
Back
Top