Prison Island Bastøy
The island lies in Oslofjord, Norway. 115 men are imprisoned there: bank robbers, drug dealers, sex criminals, Hell’s Angels, frauds, gang leaders and murderers. Mostly serving long terms. On the island there are no cells, no cameras, no fences. The guards don’t carry weapons while the prisoners work with chainsaws and kitchen knives. It’s only a two-hour swim to the mainland and yet no one goes for it.
The men who live on Bastøy are all serving the last part of their sentence. Often they have forgotten what it means to care for themselves, or each other. They have stopped making plans for the future. On the island the men live in a halfway house, between prison and society.
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