I’m not a fan of the US prison system, but I have to admit that the Finnish prison system sucks badly too.
For example this recent prison escape:
A guy murders 3 people (a father, a mother and their child). Gets life (which in Finland means around 12 years if you don’t get pardoned by the president). Serves that sentence in a minimum security prison because he is not deemed a threat (yeah… triple homicide is no biggie). Gets to work outside the prison (the prisoners usually just live in the barracks). Gets vacation time from prison several times a year… and now that he was soon to be released, decides to make a break for it.
The funniest part is his escape. He just opened the window in his room, jumped out and climbed a foreboding 24 inch fence.
And it took the prison officials 8-10 hours to realize that he was missing by which time he had probably crossed the border already.