Torfinn Langelid

Torfinn Langelid, a candidatus philosophiae in history, is a former senior advisor at the County Governor of Vestland. He was the national coordinator for correctional education in Norway, a member of the Nordic Network for Prison Education for many years, and a member of the steering committee of the European Prison Educa- tion Association (EPEA) from 1997 to 2007. He has published articles, reports, and books on prison education and historical perspectives of correctional education.

Countries around the world have disparate experiences with education in prison. For decades, the United States has been locked in a pattern of exceptionally...