A Look Inside A Finnish Prison [Pic]

Submitted by: mayankm2010 3 years ago in Weird

The prison of Saramki, Turku Finland is somewhat new and modern, built in 2007. It is designed for 255, though it houses 329 on average. Inside the walls works on average 200 persons, most but not all, are corrections officers, but there also works priest, health care professionals, teachers, social workers, cooks, library workers. If the convict has a longer sentence he/she can study on welding & metal- and woodworking. Also it is possible to finish school or study courses from gymnasium (sort of pre-university) and it-courses. Of course there are the normal AA/NA/Anger management groups. The Saramki prison is a closed facility, there are also open facilities where the prisoners only spends the nights, the days are used working or studying in the outside world in normal schools or companies.


The prison of Saramki, Turku Finland is somewhat new and modern, built in 2007.
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There are 22 comments:
Male 1,983
If this is what is considered punishment in Finland, think how great must it be for the law abiding citizen?

I *really* want to apply for citizenship. Too bad they don`t accept applications from Americans.
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Male 15,831
[quote]Ollie-cause they won`t be blacks or Mexicans.[/quote]
That didn`t even make sense. :-/
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Male 1,421
I`ll find out in three hours if i`m spending the next 68 days in there..no joke.
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Male 1,558
Ollie-cause they won`t be blacks or Mexicans.
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Male 510
You need to do some extra studying to figure out the doors.
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Male 128
How many of the inmates play BATMUD? Oh yea, I already know \o/
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Male 15,831
I`d wager that if you put a bunch of typical American criminals in there, it wouldn`t look like that for very long.
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Male 3,231
Thats nicer than my dorm room in collage.
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Male 13,631
I could live there
save me a hell of a lot of bills
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Male 671
Those doors have an awful lot of thingamajigs on them.
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Male 2,579
That looks way nicer than where I live now...
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Male 997
Oh and the punishment is having their liberty taken away. Not to make them suffer while in prison. Treating criminals as animals will help make them more so.

But of course some people do need to be locked away longer for societal protection.
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Male 997
[quote]I think a much better, cheaper and more just solution is to make prisons just large open areas surrounded by walls and gun emplacements. Once every couple of days someone could throw a load of meat over the wall. Apart from that, just forget about them.[/quote]

Not cheaper. The cost to keep someone locked up is more than rehabilitative methods. And if you just put someone away and don`t give them a chance to get educated or improve thier life, they just come out and commit more crime as they have less chances to make it for themselves when out. So yeah it`s actually cheaper while locking them up and cheaper on long term as you get less crime.
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Female 8,444
Fairly standard institution- or do you think sack cloth and ashes. Hardly luxury accommodation is it? Rehabilitation makes more sense, so there is no point treating prisoners like animals. We shouldn`t treat animals the way we do-
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Male 5,872
What did the poor little doggy do wrong to get locked up?
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Male 8,686
DrCribbens

I don`t see that as a very good model for a prison system. Unless every sentence is literally a life sentence, regardless of the crime. Which would be a bad idea.
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Female 539
I hope those TVs pick up satellite. Otherwise I`m fairly sure those poor prisoners are having their human rights violated.

I think a much better, cheaper and more just solution is to make prisons just large open areas surrounded by walls and gun emplacements. Once every couple of days someone could throw a load of meat over the wall. Apart from that, just forget about them.
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Male 8,686
No beach access? Brutal.
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Male 448
There are hotels with worse rooms
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Male 8,686
If it works...
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Male 1
Link: A Look Inside A Finnish Prison [Pic] [Rate Link] - The prison of Saramki, Turku Finland is somewhat new and modern, built in 2007.
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