If I Ever Get Sent To Jail, I Hope It's To Norway's Halden Prison

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A new jail opens in Norway on the 1st of April, which is incredibly modern with Banksy-style street art everywhere, natural lighting courtesy of Philips, and even a music studio. It looks nicer than some people's houses, needless to say.

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It'll contain 252 inmates when it opens next month, and will be the second-largest prison in Norway—situated near the Swedish border on 300 acres of land. Over 1.3 billion kroner (about $217m) was spent constructing it, with six million kroner ($1m) spent on the artwork alone, which was daubed by the Norwegian street artist Dolk. [Halden Prison via NRK via Elusive Moose - Thanks, Svein!]

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Don't you think the real story here is how with only 252 prisoners, it is Norway's 2nd largest prison? Heck some city jails in the US have more than that...