Among his other complaints are:
- the handcuffs he wears when being moved around the prison “are too sharp and “cut in his wrist”
- the cell is too cold, forcing him to wear three layers of clothes
- he has to rush his morning shave and brushing of teeth
- light and television switches are outside the cell, so he has to ask for help to change channel or sleep.
Ila is an all-male institution which “houses some of the country’s most dangerous men”, its website says.
While Breivik may be frustrated with his conditions (he is held in near-complete isolation), compared to other parts of the world, he has it pretty good — Norway having one of the world’s most humane prison systems. He gets a three-room suite to himself (though at 86 sq ft each, they’re far from huge), and despite killing 77 people in the infamous 2011 shooting, he has a chance to get out of prison in 21 years — if it’s seen that the time in jail has properly rehabilitated him.
November 10, 2012 // 2:15 // 1 year ago