IamA Deputy Warden of the world's most humane prison. AMA!
My workplace, Halden Prison in Norway, has been called “the world’s most humane prison” by TIME Magazine and The Guardian. Our work focuses on rehabilitating the inmates, and helping them to become better neighbors; almost all of the inmates will one day live as free citizens in society, and we want to prepare them for that.
This year a documentary called “Breaking the Cycle” was broadcast on several tv channels in the world. As of December 1st, 2017, it’s also available on Netflix almost worldwide.
I’d be happy to answer your questions regarding the values, methods and philosophies we use when working with inmates. Helping me out are /u/starkjo and /u/Nordicblue, who directed and produced ”Breaking the Cycle”. They work at the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE.
EDIT: it's now past midnight and we've been online for over 5 hours. We're calling it a day. Thank you very much, we had a blast! /u/Nordicblue and /u/starkjo will keep an eye on this thread after a few hours sleep to see if they can assist in answering unanswered questions. I will myself try to come back and give more answers as well!
EXCERPT OF THE DOCUMENTARY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haHeDgbfLtw