Why Scandinavian Prisons Are Superior
by Doran Larson
" . . . stress, hypertension, alcoholism, suicide, and other job-related hazards that today plague American corrections officers, who have an average life expectancy of 59."
". . . few middle-class white Americans can name anyone they know personally who has been sentenced to prison, and even fewer black Americans of any class cannot."
Photograph: Administrative segregation prisoners take part in a group therapy session at San Quentin state prison in California. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)