Norway's New Luxury Prison

Would you like to get away from the stresses of the daily life for the next five to ten years? Then Norway's new Halden prison/spa is for you!

[...]every cell comes with a private bathroom and a flat-screen TV, as well as a view--the windows don't even have bars in them. But what about facilities, you might ask? My college dorm had a foosball table, and a vending machine! This prison can't match that, right? Wrong. Halden has a gym, training room, chapel, library, family visiting unit, football (possibly soccer) field, a school, and, most unbelievably, a sound studio. But it's the design that's most strikingly different from American prisons. Halden doesn't shy away from bright, cheerful colors, and actually spent about $1 million to hire a graffiti artist named Dolk (sort of their version of Banksy) to paint beautiful murals all around the grounds.

Link | Photo Gallery | Photo: NRK

UPDATE: In the comments, Courageous Grace brings up a very good point. The prison opens on April 1. Is this a hoax?

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@Gutza: Check your information. Norway is one of the worlds most liberal countries where as immigration is concerned. The last few years, the immigration levels have even superseded birthrates.

@Bermuda: Well, you can't contribute luxury jails which is a relatively new invention to old statistics. Norway has a very liberal and extensive welfare program and is still a fairly congruent society as we've got oil riches to throw at the many servere challenges multiculturalism bring.
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Lol, The reason there is so much crime in Oslo is cuz, most criminal people are from Pakistan. There are lots of Criminal people coming from east Europe for some extra cash. Cuz we Tend to leave our stuff unprotected :
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Floyd - If you want to know more about that prison, check out this video. Michael Moore visit that prison in the end of this film.
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