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Prison or Paradise? (14 pics)

Posted in Random » Weird   16 Nov 2012   / 35821 views

Built in 2010, the Halden Prison in Norway is one of the most protected facilities in the country.


Under Norwegian law, even people who have committed serious crimes cannot spend more than 21 years in prison and Halden is home to anywhere from 250 prisoners at a time with 340 staff who manage the facility.

Unlike conventional prisons, here the cells come equipped with refrigerators and TV’s that cost the government $185 000 per prisoner, per year to maintain.

Around the prison building are 30 acres of woodland and prisoners are allowed to walk in this area unattended.

In addition, every prisoner has the right to spend 1.5 hours per day in the gym exercising and earns a salary of $9 per day.

Once a week inmates are permitted to go to the supermarket to purchase groceries and they are also all allowed to cook their own meals.

Prisoners should be in cells from 8:30 pm to 7:30 am.

According to the prison director, there are no attacks on security, in-fighting or attempts at escape and although prisoners are limited in their contact to the outside world, they may talk with their families 3 times per week.

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Comments (5):

Fenrisulven 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
This prison is only for low risk inmates being close to their release date. It's made to prepare them for the life on the "outside".
Never underestimate the power of large crowds, of stupid people.
rikki_doxx 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I wonder what high risk prisons in Norway look like. Like where that killer of 87 kids will spend his 21 years.
Fenrisulven 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
@rikki doxx
This is how he lives today, try the photo carousel on the top of the page: http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/22juli/Slik-blir-Behring-Breiviks-hverda

He will not sit for 21 years. He got a different sentence which allows for him to sit in jail for the rest of his life. Run this link through Google translate for more info: http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/22juli/Slik-blir-Anders-Behring-Breiviks
Never underestimate the power of large crowds, of stupid people.
ebudae 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
These prisoners have a better life than me here in Athens,maybe i should go there and rob a bank or something
jpegger 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
$185,000 a year/prisoner!? European priorities are so effed . . .