Norway's Beautiful Halden Prison

Norway's Beautiful Halden Prison

Italian photographer Gughi Fassino became obsessed with the contemporary architecture and design of the Halden prison in Norway, and he set out to do a photo story about it. He discovered that the prisoners take computer, woodworking, cooking, and music classes during the day. Amenities include forest jogging trails, flat-screen TVs, and private showers, causing Fassino to note that it seemed “almost too relaxed for a prison.”

Since prisoners in Norway go back into society, the aim of the prison is to create a well-designed space for rehabilitation and growth. Perhaps it works, since only 20% of prisoners return to prison in Norway, which is much less than the 50-60% in the U.S.

[via Featureshoot]

Tags: norway, prisons, architecture
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