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follow Hugolas_Madurez 2018 Jun 14, 2:24pm
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“What struck me later in life was how all of us lost our scientific skepticism,” Cullen says. “We became as ideological, in our way, as the climate change deniers. ... Though international comparisons are difficult to make, Norway’s maximum-security Halden prison, where convicted murderers wear casual clothing, receive extensive job-skill training, share meals with unarmed guards, and wander at will during daylight hours through a scenic landscape of pine trees and blueberry bushes, offers a hopeful sign. Norwegians prisoners seldom get in fights and reoffend at lower rates than anywhere else in the world.
There’s just one problem: Korpi’s breakdown was a sham.
The outcome of the experiment was irrelevant from the git-go. All they needed to do was visit Phnom Penh or Auschwitz to learn about following orders.
Read the article.
The SPE wasn't about "guards following orders".