There should be room for Oslo prison in the capital
Prison and community
Opinion piece by Nils Leyell Finstad – Prison manager, Oslo prison
Historically, Norway have had several smaller prisons in cities. These have now been replaced by larger high-security prisons in rural areas. This has consequences for the chargeback work.
The correctional service’s new vision is “punishment that changes.” A successful repatriation effort focusing on the transition between prison and society presupposes that prison and community can be a resource for each other.
A capital prison must be close to police, court and municipal services, NAV and volunteers, such as the Red Cross Return Center, visitors, Wayback and community-engaged businesses. A city prison provides sound and life, and relatives must have the opportunity to visit their loved ones.
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