Per wrote:Of course, the maximum penalty in Norway is 21 years, and the norm is that you usually only serve two thirds of it, so most likely he'll be out in fourteen years.....
Norway is one of seventeen countries (6 in Europe, 8 in Latin America, 2 in Asia and 1 in Africa) that have abolished life imprisonment (Russia has a special quirk by having life imprisonment, but only for men - not for women!). There's been debate whether we should abolish it in Sweden too, but so far we haven't. It's considered inhumane by human rights organisations and criminogists argue that it robs those convicted of an incentive to better themselves and thus makes rehabilitation less feasible.
I personally think we should keep it. Some people, like Anders Behring Breivik, simply do not deserve to ever be let out.
14 years? Fuck that. 14 years is the length of time that I spent in Korea.
They should have special considerations for special circumstances.
Although I'm sure there will be more than a few people waiting for him when he gets out.