Anders Behring Breivik and Norwegian prisons

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July 28, 2011
The Libertarian Standard
by Matthew Alexander  
Posted in Commentary

"Though there is some difference between the best and the worst of American prisons, in general they are overcrowded, punitive and dehumanizing. Perfect, therefore, for giving us a sense of satisfaction when we send a ne’er-do-well into its walls but not necessarily designed to achieve the best long-term results. Does the inmate emerge bigger, stronger, more damaged and angrier than ever? Did we incarcerate him a drunk driver but redeliver him to the world a rape victim and incurable antagonist of civil society?" (07/27/11)  

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