so i was watching a documentary about norways prison system its a type of restorative justice , basically a liberal approach too a prison system. the prisoners live in their own houses on a secluded island , have greatly reduced sentences , grow their own food , work for 10$ a day , and have no fear of getting raped in the shower , because they use their own shower. the percentage of re-offences for norway vs the united states is appalling us-67.5% norway-20% contrary to Americas prison system where 24 inmates are crowded into single cells living behind metal bars on steel bunks sharing single showers and toilets , you visit a yard twice a week for an hour , and the rest of the time you are held to a clock , eating , sleeping , and going fucking crazy. because of the bleak conditions they live in , lack of supervision or outlets for their energy, or prior involvement to gangs , the prison becomes a life threatening , scary , hostile situation where an inmate can be stabbed to death with a makeshift concrete , metal , or plastic shank. in norway , you dont have these things. the maximum sentence in norway is 21 years. im not saying that its ok for double murderers , who usually do get the max sentence , but i am saying maybe the U.S should take a different approach to the way they do this dangerous hotbox they call a prison system. i mean , we do have the most people in incarceration in the world , most of them for minor drug charges. one thing that always gets on my nerves is drug addicts , you know how Portugal cut drug addiction in half? they chose to decriminalize drugs and treated addiction as a public health issue rather than a criminal offence. you slap a crack addict on the hand and send them back to the street with no money and expect them to pursue the straight and narrow? i mean come on. when you treat convicts like they are human beings and that they can be better than their past many of them can and will work to better themselves what do you think?