This is a Nordic prison, which focuses on rehabilitation rather than punishment
The 250 inmates here are locked in their cells for 12 hours a day. But those cells are private rooms, with wood furniture, a shower, a fridge and a flat-screen TV.
Norway spends $90,000 a year to house each prisoner — three times what is spent on inmates in the United States.
The recidivism rate is less than 30 percent, half of what it is in the U.S. And there are more than 2.2 million Americans in prison; Norway’s prison population is one-tenth that, on a per capita basis.