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The Foreigner Norway terrorist could get own prison facility. Security fears have made authorities consider building Anders Behring Breivik a special ‘one-man hospital’ in Ila jail if he is put under compulsory psychiatric treatment, reports say. Current laws state mentally ill persons who have committed crimes must be transferred to a psychiatric institution, not put in prison. Nevertheless, the move has been prompted by officials' fear of Breivik’s planning and implementation abilities, and authorities are taking no chances, writes VG.

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Norway terrorist could get own prison facility

Published on Tuesday, 24th January, 2012 at 13:37 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Security fears have made authorities consider building Anders Behring Breivik a special ‘one-man hospital’ in Ila jail if he is put under compulsory psychiatric treatment, reports say.



Current laws state mentally ill persons who have committed crimes must be transferred to a psychiatric institution, not put in prison.

Nevertheless, the move has been prompted by officials' fear of Breivik’s planning and implementation abilities, and authorities are taking no chances, writes VG.

Several senior health personnel visited Ila jail last week, enquiring about current security arrangements surrounding Breivik. 

Labour's (Ap) Deputy Minister of Health and Care Services, Robin Kåss, confirms, “We are looking at all factors, including the need for buildings, as well as legislative changes to both ensure his safety, and out of consideration for society,” says. 

Whilst the currently theoretical plans came as news to Breivik’s defence counsels, Ila prison director Knut Bjarkeid would not make any comment about Breivik’s potential existence there as a result of judges’ verdict, however.

“Physical security measures can be put in place quickly, but building up a good security culture takes years. Everything is governed by rules down to the smallest detail in maximum-security cases. Every employee has to be security cleared and possess knowledge and focus. We have many measures we can use and have implemented 130 individual ones to safeguard security around Breivik so far.”



Published on Tuesday, 24th January, 2012 at 13:37 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

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