NickyToorLife sentences shouldn't exist except for people like James Holmes. In Norway the max sentence is 21 years with very few exceptions and their facilities are much nicer. Norway also has a much lower crime rate, less then a third of the amount of guns the U.S. has per person, almost one tenth the murdet rate, and s much lower rape rate. The Norwegian criminal system works much better than the U.S. One.
You fail fundamentally. Norway is a small country with a small population. There is little diversity, both ethically speaking and economically speaking. As such, the entire system can operate and work completely differently than in the US. Your arguments are wholly invalid.
You can say that you're comparing people to people, basically apples to apples. I would counter with the very different positions. For example, your apples are kept in a climate controlled room with no insects, no exposure to blight, and significantly slowed decomposition rates due to the cooled, climate controlled space. My apples are left out in the sun, in a field, with insects, mice, deer, heat, humidity, and the baking sun. My apples are going to look significantly worse and be faced with many more problems than yours, even if we take just a sample. Essentially, my apple problem rate per 100 apples is going to be 80%. Your apple problem rate per 100 apples is going to be 5%. Even though we are able to extrapolate the data and pull samples, they are not going to be representative of the larger underlying issues.
America is a melting pot of diversity. It has been built of immigrants from the world over. We have significant problems here, but we also have significant opportunities. There is no other country as diverse as the US, and Norway is quite literally the opposite. Now, get off your high horse, realize you were wrong in your attempted comparisons, and realize that while Norway may be a great place to live, that does not mean that the US is a bad place to live.