Thursday, August 23, 2012

And I Thought MA Was Bad!

Wow. Just... Wow.

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.

Now, 258 square feet isn't exactly palatial by anyone's standards, but for a guy accused of killing over six dozen people, it's pretty extravagant. Why he's getting a laptop computer is anyone's guess - maybe they're hoping to analyze his writings as a way of figuring out what made him go on his rampage.

There's a lot of talk about his "far-right" leanings, and while that may be true the interesting part is how little attention this received last year when it happened - and how utterly overlooked it is in regards to recent shootings here in the US. Our "lax gun laws" are blamed whenever some lunatic shoots up an (usually gun-free) establishment; yet here's an incident more than twice as deadly as Virginia Tech, and it's outside our borders. Presumably the Norwegian Tea party was initially to blame...

Unfortunately, murderous nutcases are worldwide - as is coddling criminals...

That is all.

Another dispatch from...
(image courtesy of Robb Allen)


Justin Buist said...

It seems to work for them. The recidivism rate is down around 20%, about one third of that in the US.

Ferret said...

Where exactly are they holding him, in an Ikea store?

Bubblehead Les. said...

Don't you just love the part where the Prison Director says "Isolation is Torture?" Or that the MAXIMUM time a Goblin can be in Prison no matter what the Crime is 21 YEARS?

But hey, what can you expect from a country that gave the Anointed One the Nobel Peace Prize after FOUR days on the Job?

Their Viking Ancestors must be crying in their Mead up in Valhalla.