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I’ve never seen a prison that looked anywhere near a 4-star hotel but I’ve seen plenty that didn’t even seem fit to hold dogs. In my head you’d have no reason to make prisons unbearably terrible places to be. No one wants to spend time barred from friends, family, and opportunity. That’s punishment enough. You don’t have to add on inhumane living conditions to rehabilitate someone. No ones asking for a mini bar and a tv in every cell but there’s no reason inmates should have to stare at the most depressing sites for years. How would you expect such a person to ever return to the outside world healthier than when they went in. People think that it’s keeping people motivated to stay out of jail but it’s really just teaching people in the jail that those people on the outside see them as trash and have no problem stripping them of their dignity as humans. The odds of that person returning with the desire to be a helpful supportive member of society aren’t high. All you’re really doing is taking petty criminals and sending them through a crime acceleration program. Plenty of people find their way out but it’s usually in spite of the prison system not because of it. Peaceful prisoners are more open to self reflection and growth. Making prison less painful won’t really remove the fact that they’re still in prison so I don’t see why the conditions need to be so brutal. Everyone yells about prisoners living off of our taxes but I see it as I pay taxes to my government to make my society better. Just like I want them to put care into building quality roads and providing quality education I’d like for them to actually do an effective job of reducing crime in my life. I don’t see how throwing people in a hell hole until they’re accustomed to it then releasing them while saying “now don’t do it again or I’ll put you back in there” is an effective strategy. People think prison is like breaking a wild horse or a magic out of sight out of mind evil-b-gone box but humans don’t just become simple creatures upon being convicted of a crime. This outdated method of justice is just like using antibacterial soap everywhere. You feel like you’re cleaning things up but really your just clearing up space for the more resistant undesirable things to thrive
No prisons should be luxurious since then it wouldn't be a prison. None of the examples showed in the video are luxurious. Luxury prisons are none existential, but there are good and bad prisons. Many of the prisons showed in this video are good prisons. The environment are good and rehabilitative. A prison is supposed to teach criminals how to be good citizens again, that criminality isn't good, protect the society when the criminal is still dangerous and prepare them for a normal life outside. Giving them education, work training and normal looking rooms teach the inmates how to live their daily lives as good citizens. Bad prisons with violence, yelling guards, cells looking like cages and prison uniforms don't teach them to be good citizens again and poorly treated inmates can become even more aggressive.
In Norway, Sweden and Denmark the living standards are much higher than many other countries in the world, therefor the prison quality would be higher too. For a poor foreigner from an development country the prisons may seem luxurious since they're used to live in slums, but for a native Nordic it would look like an unpleasant place they don't want to go to. There are no freedom there. No free travelling, Wi-Fi, shopping or hanging with friends/family when you wants to, no cell phones, no normal computers, no walk in the mountains etc. Many of the everyday things an average Scandinavian enjoys aren't allowed in prison. If they wants to meet their family, friends or have sex, it has to be planned. Sometimes several days in advance. Some only meets their family once or twice a year, because the family lives very far away. Breivik who are sentenced "for life" aren't allowed travelling to tropical climates rest of his life and that's a thing most Nordic people would miss.
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I think it's stupid if the prisons were luxurious 4 star hotels. I mean someone could've killed a person and they get to go live in a luxurious place? Plus it just wastes extra money on bad people (though not all those who go to prison are bad).
Though I'm not saying it should be horrible either, they're still humans and we shouldn't focus on torturing them, not many actually did super bad things (though there are those who have). We should focus on helping them. Prison should be clean, minimal items and simple. Yeah but the luxurious thing is just so stupid lol
Honestly, I would say they require a standard living condition, let's say like a college dormitory. Clean, kept well, but nothing extravagant or luxurious. Well fed, definitely a learning and rehabilitation center preferably with a library, so that they can better themselves. Maybe get a job as well.