Tag Archives: Prison

The punishment of an open (Norwegian) prison

Now imagine yourself in a prison that commands a view from a tourist brochure. Your cell phone lies on a shelf, next to a TV and CD player, inside a prison that lets you go to paid work or study. There is no perimeter wall. Prison staff will help you with free-world social services to… Read More »

820 prisoners on death row sue state governors and the comptroller-general of prisons

… because the governors plan to start signing execution warrants of those sentenced to death –  as a way to decongest prisons. The announcement, according to the prisoners, had caused them great shock, anxiety and trauma and they, therefore, want the court to stop any planned execution because it would be cruel and inhuman to… Read More »