Breivik has confessed to killing 77 people in an anti-Muslim attack last year, including several teenagers at a Norway island youth camp. He gets a treadmill.
This is Ila Detention and Security Prison, outside Oslo, where Breivik is being detained.
Here, photos of a cell inside the 124-man prison. Each cell has three 86-square-foot smaller cells.
At his trial, Breivik said he believed he “carried out a small barbarism to stop a greater barbarism.” He argued that he was protecting the Norwegian people. “The July 22 attacks were preventive attacks in defence of my ethnic group and I can therefore not acknowledge guilt,” he told the court.
Anders Breivik in April.
On Friday, Breivik’s sanity will be determined. If he is found insane, he will go to a small, private psychiatric ward. If he is found sane, Breivik will remain at Ila. Norway’s most severe prison penalty is 21 years, although that can be extended if Breivik is still considered dangerous to society.
NOTE: Norway does not have the death penalty. It is one of the world’s countries that has completely banned the death penalty.
Capital punishment in Norway (Norwegian: dødsstraff) was abolished in 1979. The penal code/the criminal law of 1902, in force from 1905, abolished capital punishment in peacetime. Military capital punishment was abolished in 1979. The last execution in peacetime was carried out on 25 February 1876, when Kristoffer Nilsen Grindalen was beheaded in Løten. Several persons, mainly Norwegians and Germans, were executed after the Second World War and the years of Nazi occupation, among them Vidkun Quisling.