The administration of Norway’s incarceration facilities best display the principle of normality. The country’s legal system not only recognizes the difficulty offenders face upon returning to a community, but also understands that this difficulty can be exacerbated by a closed system. This is why life inside a Norwegian correctional facility is designed to resemble life outside prison. Halden is reputable as the world’s most humane incarceration facility. It was the first prison build in Norway after the reformation of the legal system in which “the primary goal became rehabilitation and reintegration into society” (citation). These correctional facilities prepare inmates for life outside of prison with vocational programs such as assembly workshops, woodworking, and even cooking lessons. There are no bars on the windows and the kitchens are fully equipped with sharp objects. This is evidence of the degree of trust extended to inmates. Offenders also take part in extensive rehabilitative programs that give them the opportunity to develop a sense of purpose and obligation towards the society they will be returning to. Rather than learning how to live in prison, offenders learn to live in a society. Implementing the principle of normality within these prisons ensures that prisoners are less removed from society and thus, have an easier transition when rejoining it. Even the architecture of the prisons has a symbolic meaning that reinforces Norwegian penal goals. Hard, galvanized steel is used to represent detention, while soft larch wood symbolizes growth and rehabilitation. While this structure acknowledges the necessity of punishment, it also encourages movement towards rehabilitation without frustrating the practical application of justice. Furthermore, inmates often begin serving their sentence in a high security prison; however, can be transferred to a halfway house, which will resemble ordinary life. At this stage, prisoners may be allowed to take “breaks” from their imprisonment, often making trips home for example. By opposing the difficulty prisoners face upon release, Norway’s legal system is able to create a safer society for its citizens. Rehabilitation is also encouraged through the treatment of inmates. Most Norwegian incarceration facilities employ a system of “dynamic security,” in which interpersonal relationships between the inmates and prison staff are viewed as the primary factor in preserving safety (citation). The aim of dynamic security is to prevent an inmate from developing bad intentions which, in turn, prevents them from engaging in bad behaviour. In Norway, guards will often socialize with inmates over card games or meals. Additionally, inmates are often not under surveillance and move unaccompanied by guards. Whereas static security assumes antagonism, dynamic security extends trust. This trust is not without its risks as most inmates in high security prisons are serving sentences for violent crimes such as rape, assault, or murder. However, the results acquired from this method outweigh the risks. An isolation cell or other disciplinary measures have never been used in the last five years as prisoners actually respond well to mild measures such as the restriction of their entertainment privileges.