Apr 21, 2010

My visit to Bastøy Prison

The other week I visited Bastøy Prison, and held a writing course for a group of inmates that are leaving prison at some point this year. Bastøy is an open prison on an island outside Horten, and is known as the worlds largest human-ecological prison. The inmates live in small houses (no cells), have different jobs at the island and walk around freely. For a free man, it looks quite idyllic.

Some inmates live in houses like this

The walk-way down to the ferry

When you first arrive at Bastøy, as a prisoner, you live here

From our writing-course-session

Pix taken with my new iPhone :)