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Norwegian prison where inmates are treated like people has the lowest reoffending rate in Europe

Inmate Sunbathing

The first clue that things are done very differently on Bastoy prison island, which lies a couple of miles off the coast in the Oslo fjord, 46 miles south-east of Norway's capital, comes shortly after I board the prison ferry. I'm taken aback slightly when the ferry operative who welcomed me aboard just minutes earlier, and with whom I'm exchanging small talk about the weather, suddenly reveals he is a serving prisoner – doing 14 years for drug smuggling. He notes my surprise, smiles, and takes off a thick glove before offering me his hand. "I'm Petter," he says.


Oops! Rembrandt etching lost in the mail

A Norwegian art gallery lost a Rembrandt etching worth up to $8,600 in the mail after trying to save money on courier and insurance costs, the gallery's chief said Thursday.


Norwegian gunman says he lost his family after attacks

Anders Behring Breivik

Anxious to prove he's not insane, confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik told a court Monday that questions about his mental health are part of a racist plot to discredit his extreme anti-Muslim ideology.


Admitted Norway killer says he trained on video games

Norway Shooting Trial

Anders Behring Breivik, who admits killing 77 people in Norway last summer, used the video game "Modern Warfare 2" as training, he testified Thursday.


Norway killer: 'I would have done it again'

Anders Behring Breivik

Norwegian gunman Anders Behring Breivik defended his massacre of 77 people, insisting Tuesday he would do it all again and calling his rampage the most "spectacular" attack by a nationalist militant since World War II.


Killer of 77 goes on trial in Norway

The terror trial against an anti-Muslim fanatic who confessed to killing 77 people in Norway starts Monday amid worries that he will use the proceedings to showcase his radical views.


Norway killer found sane in new examination

Norway Shooting

The right-wing extremist who confessed to killing 77 people in a bomb and shooting rampage in Norway is not criminally insane, a psychiatric assessment found Tuesday, contradicting an earlier examination.


Bombings, beheadings? Stats show a peaceful world

Bombings, beheadings? Stats show a peaceful world

It seems as if violence is everywhere, but it's really on the run. Yes, thousands of people have died in bloody unrest from Africa to Pakistan, while terrorists plot bombings and kidnappings. Wars drag on in Iraq and Afghanistan. In peaceful Norway, a man massacred 69 youths in July. In Mexico, headless bodies turn up, victims of drug cartels. This month eight people died in a shooting in a California hair salon.

Senh: As usual, the numbers don't lie. The news media, on the other hand, make it unbelievable.


Norway Killer Returns to Scene of Shooting Spree

Norway Killer Returns to Scene of Shooting Spree

Held tightly on a police leash, the Norwegian man who confessed to killing 69 people at an island youth camp has reconstructed his actions for police back at the crime scene.

Senh: Jeez. This guy looks eerily like David Duchovny.


Insanity ruling not likely in Norway

Insanity ruling not likely in Norway

It's unlikely that the right-wing extremist who admitted killing dozens in Norway last week will be declared legally insane, according to the chief of the Norwegian Board of Forensic Medicine.


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