In Moore's new film, he “searches the world for answers” to some of the problems faced by the United States.
Norway’s prison system has long drawn interest from abroad, particularly after the imprisonment of Anders Behring Breivik, who committed the nation's worst atrocity in modern times by killing 77 people in 2011.
Halden Prison, where the mass murderer was initially held, was described as “modern, cheerful, and alien for an American” by the New York Times and the “most humane” prison in the world by Time Magazine.
The domestic terrorist, however, has complained that his conditions in Halden and the Skien Prison, where he is now held, amount to “torture” and has sued the state. Among his 'torturous' conditions are drinking cold coffee and eating frozen meals heated in a microwave — a fate he described as “worse than waterboarding”.
Even Breivik, the nation's most notorious criminal, has prison conditions that are far more generous than what is allowed for the typical inmate in the US prison system.
He has access to three cells — one for living, one for studying and a third for physical exercise — as well as a television, a computer without Internet access, a games console, books and newspapers, and puzzles. He is able to prepare his own food and do his own laundry.
'Where to Invade Next' opens in Norway on Friday. You can check out the trailer here: