How Germany Does Prison
The Marshall Project
June 21, 2016

“Pictures of European prisons can be shocking, at least here in the United States. After all, eight of Buzzfeed’s ‘14 Prisons That Will Make You Question What You Think About Serving Time‘ were in Europe, and last fall, Business Insider told us, ‘An American Warden Visited A Norwegian Prison, And He Couldn’t Believe What He Saw.’ Fed a steady diet of The Shawshank Redemption and Orange is the New Black, American readers know their own prisons are bleak places. So these images—of well-stocked kitchens, pottery studios, and cells that look like college dorm rooms—are a reminder of how starkly different correctional systems can be.”

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