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    Post I Deliberately Sent Myself to Prison in Iceland They Didnt Even Lock the Cell Door

    I Deliberately Sent Myself to Prison in Iceland They Didnt Even Lock the Cell Door.

    Iceland is a small country tucked away on the edge of Europe. It has a population of only about 340,000 people. Icelands prisons are small too. There are only five, altogether housing fewer than 200 prisoners. Of these five, two are open prisons. I had visited them both before, and they left me intrigued. I wanted to get to know them better. When I asked the prison authorities in Iceland if I could spend a week in each of the two open prisons they were surprisingly receptive. I got the impression that they quite liked the idea: a foreign academic who wanted to get under the skin of these places by assuming the role of a prisoner. They promised to keep a room free for me. I was grateful and excited. I was going to experience both prisons from the inside. While I knew that they were calm and safe, they do house people convicted of some serious violent or sexual offences. How do prisons without walls or fences even work?


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    Sometimes things are not as bad as they sound.

    When I lived in Lexington KY, I wanted to be a horse.
    The horses have some great accommodations.
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    All they need is a good heater. Nobody will run off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummy View Post
    All they need is a good heater. Nobody will run off.

    lol its a frozen Island full of volcano and its cold there no where to run to lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    I Deliberately Sent Myself to Prison in Iceland – They Didn’t Even Lock the Cell Door.

    Iceland is a small country tucked away on the edge of Europe. It has a population of only about 340,000 people. Iceland’s prisons are small too. There are only five, altogether housing fewer than 200 prisoners. Of these five, two are open prisons. I had visited them both before, and they left me intrigued. I wanted to get to know them better. When I asked the prison authorities in Iceland if I could spend a week in each of the two open prisons they were surprisingly receptive. I got the impression that they quite liked the idea: a foreign academic who wanted to get under the skin of these places by assuming the role of a prisoner. They promised to keep a room free for me. I was grateful and excited. I was going to experience both prisons from the inside. While I knew that they were calm and safe, they do house people convicted of some serious violent or sexual offences. How do prisons without walls or fences even work?


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    Interesting. To me its not so much they dont try to escape its the fact they exist together without the fighting, stealing and general chaos. I wonder why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulletbob View Post
    lol its a frozen Island full of volcano and its cold there no where to run to lol
    Plus it is a Socialists dream. Free Free Free. Plus , with global warming those ice caps are all melting and it feels like Hawaii now. AOC told me.

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    It's actually not very cold there, from someone who has been in summer and winter. Colder and more arctic conditions in parts of Russia - seen their prisons?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adelaide View Post
    It's actually not very cold there, from someone who has been in summer and winter. Colder and more arctic conditions in parts of Russia - seen their prisons?
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    I have been there twice but winter both times.
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