22 July terrorist compalined about the prison conditions in the letter submitted to the prison officers last week. Prolonged isolation, lack of access to open courtyard and lack of exercise are among the issues he mentions in the review. He also believes that he is subjected to psychological abuse through physical examinations in prison.
Breivik believes had also sent a comprehensive letter of complaint to the Correctional Services last year.
The terrorist now stays in isolated high risk department at Ila prison, and only has contact with prison officers a few minutes each day. He can also go to the open yard an hour alone every day. He spends the rest of the day on the three cells, eight square feet each. One room is a workroom, while one acts as fitness center for the terrorist.
Brevik claimed in the complaint that the isolation is contrary to the Norwegian Constitution, the European Convention on Human Rights and the UN Convention against Torture.
He believes there is a “deprivation of freedom” that he can not send and receive the letters he wants.
About the Ila Prison
Ila Detention and Security Prison (Norwegian: Ila fengsel og forvaringsanstalt) is a prison in Ila in Bærum municipality in Akershus county, outside the capital city of Oslo in Norway.
The prison went through an extensive remodeling inside and can now hold 124 prisoners in twelve wings or departments. Some of the most dangerous criminals in Norway, convicted of violent and sexual crimes, are prisoners at Ila. Several of the prisoners are still in custody. The mass murderer and terrorist from the 2011 Norway attacks, Anders Behring Breivik has been imprisoned in Ila since he was arrested on 22 July 2011.
Prisons in Norway
In Norway, prisoners have access to a lot of rights and facilities including pursuing higher education, fitness, and sauna.