Guest Author – Kat Gordon – The Land Of The Free? « Montana Corruption
Let us now examine a country that does just that, Norway. With an incarceration rate of approximately 73 per 100,000 people as opposed to United States’ 730 per 100,000 people with well over 2 million citizens encaged, we can learn a great deal from Norway’s philosophy and policies. In fact, Norway has been recently noted as having the “world’s nicest prison” with a recidivism rates nearly 3 times lower than that of United States. Could this be proof that compassion and protection of basic human rights is more favorable to rehabilitation and is in the best interest of our country than the iron fist is?