Monday, September 26, 2011

Lock Them Up And... Okay, That's New

Australia's SBS supplies today's video. (Originally it was Journeyman Pictures; however, since I found the source, I decided to go with that.) Nick Lazaredes, for the SBS program Dateline, headed up to Greenland recently to examine their prison system. Suffice to say, they do things differently in Greenland.

Specifically, they unlock the inmates' cells in the morning and give them the keys to their own cells, so they can have some privacy. Also the inmates get to have rifles. And for the past several decades, it's actually worked out pretty well; however, it was designed for a different society than Greenland is growing into...

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