The punishment that awaits the killer of Norway
An inmate enjoys the sun outside his
house at Bastoey Prison in Norway.
Multiple news sources have speculated that Anders Breivik could be jailed in one of the world’s most progressive correctional facilities, where some of the most hardened criminals, including murderers and rapists, are kept. Here are a few photos of the terrible ordeal that awaits Breivik if he is sent to Norway’s notorious Halden Prison. Better brace yourself before you look at these. And this description comes from the Telegraph:LA replies:
How about that? Just before your e-mail came in, I conceded to a reader that I had gone too far in my attacks on Norway last night. But this is so awful, the Norwegians are so over the top in their liberalism, that they deserve obloquy. I think I will have to recant my recantation.
This is Norway’s newest and most secure prison. Click on the slide show.LA replies:
One of the photos shows a prisoner jogging alongside a comely young woman described as his personal trainer.Stephen T. writes:
I see here that, as of the end of 2010, high-speed internet access is guaranteed to all prisoners in Norway, including those in high security. But there are limits as far as the sites they are permitted to access. And, they are not allowed to send messages out so nobody will be getting any Tweets from Anders. The Norwegian equivalent of the death penalty, I guess.LA writes:
I’ve placed the photo at the top of the entry.Jon W. writes:
I think people are missing the whole point of Norwegian punishment. Prison time is not the punishment. It’s what comes after. These Norwegians are psychological masters. Think of it. One spends 20 years in the best comfort. Then one has to leave this heaven. Banished from jail to go out into the world. Now a lifetime of misery begins. This is the Adam and Eve ploy—banishment from Eden to die daily in the world outside the garden (prison). Is not this masterful psychology? The longer the incarceration, the worse the feelings after one is turned out of prison. These are brilliant penal tacticians!Warner D. writes:
“An inmate enjoys the sun outside his house at Bastoey Prison in Norway.”LA replies:
Or, more precisely, “He gives a nice sun tan to the evil and the good.”July 28
Paul K. writes:
I had an idea about my future retirement, which at the moment seems out-of-reach financially: why not go to Oslo in ten or fifteen years and hold up a bank? I’ll get my two-room apartment with TV and private bathroom, good meals, exercise program, medical care, wooded landscaping—sounds as good as the independent living facility for which my father pays $5,000 a month. But then I have to consider the possibility that in ten or fifteen years Norway will be operating under Sharia law.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 27, 2011 03:34 PM | Send