Sunday, November 17, 2013

Crime and Punishment, Sweden-style

Sweden is closing prisons due to a lack of people to incarcerate.  And here is the kicker:
The issue isn't lack of crime in Sweden—in fact, the crime rate has actually increased slightly there—but rather a strong emphasis on rehabilitating criminals, rather than locking them up. The prison population declined 6 percent between 2011 and 2012. In the United States, by comparison, federal facilities are 40 percent over capacity.
It really is too bad that the Swedish are too good for world domination. The planet would be a much better place if they ran it.

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