Nebraska College Preparatory Academy


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Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Senior Capstone Project, Spring 2022


Copyright © 2022 Anne Martinez


A lot is known about prison systems around the world, especially in bigger countries. However, not much is publicly known about the inner workings of the prisons themselves. These differences range from their incarceration rates, their environments, and their health care. This research will explore those striking differences between the Kriminalsomsorgen, Norway’s correctional facility, and the United States penal system. Both of these systems have very different approaches to justice seeing as how one emphasizes retribution while the other emphasizes rehabilitation. Each section of this research will go on to discuss how the United States is severely lacking in these areas with its current system in comparison to Norway. By investigating these different subjects, this research can hopefully garner a better understanding of the American penal system and how its current status is failing so that reforms can then be made to improve the system.