HALDEN, Norway — The government reaffirmed Norway’s commitment to promote rehabilitation over recidivism as corrections officials opened Scandinavia’s newest maximum-security prison.
STRASBOURG CEDEX, France — The efficacy of the youth justice system in Britain and adult system in France fell under scrutiny this fall following recent reports by the Council of Europe’s human rights watchdog.
Thomas Hammarberg, COE commissioner for human rights, strongly urged British and French officials to overhaul detention policies regarding confinement, punishment and rehabilitation in order to protect the human rights of both youth and adult detainees.Read more
LONDON — The United Kingdom government scrapped its controversial $4.8 billion plan to construct three 2,500-bed prisons and will instead build a series of 1,500-bed prisons to expand bed capacity in England and Wales.
The revised proposal calls for up to five smaller prisons that will deliver up to 7,500 beds — the same number of beds as the scrapped large-prison plan — at a cost of $5.1 billion.Read more