North Dakota’s Top Correction Officer Learns from Norwegian Example

It’s not often you’ll find a ‘Mother Jones’ article referenced on The Minot Voice. The reporting there makes many North Dakotan’s angry because we quickly draw adversarial lines opposed to their editorial positions. But occasionally, they cover a story that’s worthy of consideration. This is one of those examples.

North Dakota’s top corrections officers took a trip to Norway to learn what they could about incarceration. The experience resulted in learning and changed perspectives; it would seem that attempts to change policy are likely to follow. And in case you’re in search of a spectrum-right perspective on the issue, you can find that over on Say Anything Blog. 

On the eve of opening a new, expanded jail in Minot and electing a Sheriff who will oversee the facility in transition, this is a must read locally for those interested in better results.

This article was sourced from:

Dashka Slater, Mother Jones


Josh Wolsky

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