Bastøy Prison | Photographer: Espen Eichhöfer | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

"Conventional prisons are secured by thick walls, barbed wire and guards. The prisoners are locked away for 23 hours a day. Bastoey, an island in the Oslo-fjord in Norway, is a prison without walls and fences.

Maybe it is the most liberal and ecological prison in the world. On the island you don't make out the prison at first sight. Murderers, paedophiles and other criminals live here together in shared apartments. They work in the island’s forest, with animals and on the fields. Even more the prisoners have an own beach. The images of Espen Eichhoefer show the daily routine of the detainees and deliver insight in probably the most beautiful prison of the world."- Espen Eichhöfer