Prison Without Punishment 

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik killed 77 people in 2011. However, Norway’s laws provide a maximum sentence of just 21 years for these crimes. Breivik himself has mocked this as “pathetic”, and demanded that he either be freed or executed.

Norway has a very interesting penal system, which is aimed at reform and not punishment. The titular article has come up in conversation multiple times, and is well worth a read. In general, a judicial system that aims to improve things, instead of just take revenge, seems like a good thing.

When it comes to Breivik though? The hell with him. But don’t execute him; just lock him up forever.

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