There is a prison in Norway where inmates can go fishing and swim at the beach. They also have TVs, computers and showers in their cells.
There was a private prison that fed vegan meals, gave Bible studies, offered job training, anger management, etc. where violence dramatically decreased and inmates of all races associated with each other, where only 2% were rearrested, when the state of California had a rearrest rate of 95%.
The Netherlands are cutting 1,200 jobs and closing a total of 8 prisons due to a lack of prisoners.
1 in every 100 American adults are in prison, and that the U.S has more people in prison than China. 40% of which are black, despite black people comprising only 12.5% of the population. If you are a black man born in 1991, there is roughly a one in three chance you will go to jail at some point in your life.
It costs $44,563 to incarcerate a prisoner for a year in California—nearly the same price as a year at Harvard University with room and board.
German prisoners of war in the U.S during WWII were allowed outside camps without guards solely on the honor system. No prisoner ever ran away.
Louisiana is the prison capital of the world – 1 out of every 86 adults is behind bars, which is the highest rate in the US and twice the national rate.
Chinese prisoners are forced to farm World of Warcraft gold – there are thought to be 100,000 full-time gold farmers in the country.
There is a “three generations of punishment” sentence in North Korea. This means a person would be sent to the camp along with that person’s entire family and two subsequent generations of family members would be born in prison and live their entire lives there.
Brazil Prisons offer their prisoners to reduce their sentence for 4 days (up to 48 days/year) for every Book they read and write a report on.