Skip to comments.(It's a Good Life ...) Mass Killer's Norwegian Prison Cell Has Treadmill, Computer Access
Posted on 08/22/2012 3:10:56 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Mass killer's Norwegian prison cell has treadmill, computer access
Accused mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik's Norwegian prison cell is more spacious than most New York City apartments.
The confessed killer, who will receive his sentence Friday for killing 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage at a youth camp, was transported Wednesday to Norway's Ila Prison, just outside Oslo.
The high-security prison offers Breivik not one, but three 86-square-foot cells. One cell functions as a bedroom, another as an exercise room, complete with treadmill, and the third is a study, where Breivik can use a laptop computer.
Officials at Oslo's Ila Prison say the goal is to eventually transfer Breivik to join other prisoners at section of the jail that offers access to a school that teaches from primary grades through university-level courses, a library, a gym, and allows inmates to work in the prison's various shops and participate in leisure activities. It's all about a philosophy of humane prison treatment and rehabilitation that forms the bedrock of the Scandinavian penal system.
"I like to put it this way: He's a human being. He has human rights. This is about creating a humane prison regime," said Ellen Bjercke, a spokeswoman for Ila Prison.
Since Breivik's guilt is not in question, the key decision for the Oslo district court Friday is whether to declare him insane after two psychiatric teams reached opposite conclusions on his mental health.
If found to be mentally fit, Breivik would face a sentence of "preventive detention." Unlike a regular prison sentence -- which can be no longer than 21 years in Norway -- that confinement option can be extended for as long as an inmate is considered dangerous to society. It also offers more programs and therapy than an ordinary prison sentence.
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August 22, 2012: A police vehicle with terror charged Anders Behring Breivik arrives at Ila Prison outside Oslo Norway.
Undated handout picture made available Wednesday Aug 22 2012 by Ila Prison showing one of the cells inside the prison just outside Oslo, Norway where terror charged Anders Behring Breivik has been held most of the time since the July 22 attacks in Oslo and at Utoya last year.
This undated handout picture made available Wednesday Aug 22 2012 by Ila Prison shows one of the cells inside the prison, which features a exercise equipment.
This undated handout photo shows bathroom facilities in one of the cells inside Ila Prison, located just outside Oslo.
August 22, 2012: An armed policeman walks outside Ila prison, where Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is being detained, outside Oslo.
Some of these Norwegian prison photos look like they came out of Architectural Digest ...
The luxury accommodations likely weighed in on his decision to murder and be taken alive. A sad State of affairs.
Furniture’s from IKEA, though...
Pretty amazing misguided prophet and patriot update
With a life sentence he may have enough time to figure out how to assemble it.
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