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Breivik Complains Of ‘Inhumane’ Prison Conditions

Anders Behring Breivik

Convicted mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has written a complaint letter to prison officials describing the conditions he is serving out his 21-year sentence as “inhumane.”

Among the “inhumane” conditions are not enough bread for his butter, being served cold coffee, and not being allowed moisturizer, reports the BBC.

Breivik says his prison cell is poorly decorated and has no view, and so cold he is forced to wear three layers of clothing. Light switches are outside his cell, so he has to call guards to change the channel of his television or go to sleep.

“I highly doubt that there are worse detention facilities in Norway,” he writes.

Breivik has also complained in the letter that he is forced to rush through brushing his teeth and shaving, and handcuffs placed on him are too tight.

Lawyers representing Brievik have confirmed to Norwegian newspaper VG that the 27-page letter is authentic.

Breivik is being held in almost complete isolation – 23 hours a day, he says – at Ila prison outside Oslo.

His cell includes three sections, one to sleep, one for study and a third for exercise – each measuring 8 sq m (86 sq ft). It is a special set-up built for the most dangerous of prisoners. Breivik is the only one of this type in Norway.

Breivik was sentenced to 21 years in prison last August for conducting a July 2011 bombing and mass murder spree that killed more than 70 people.

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  1. CircusBoy says

    Let’s see if Norway is as insane as the U.S. in coddling to prisoner’s gripes

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