Anders Breivik, the Norwegian mass killer whose murderous spree claimed 77 lives, has penned a 27-page complaint letter about the inhumane prison conditions he is forced to endure. Ironically, Oslo's Halden Prison is considered the world's nicest prison.
The tribulations suffered by the incarcerated Anders Breivik are unimaginably harsh. Intolerable conditions include a three-room en-suite cell comprising a bedroom, study and exercise room, measuring in total a mere 86 sq ft. The BBC reported Breivik whines about the lack of a view from his cell.
The switch for the flat screen television provided is inconveniently located outside his cell, forcing Breivik to ask for help to change channels. His list of complaints gets even worse. He is not allowed moisturiser, his toast lacks enough butter and his coffee is cold.
The humiliation of using a stab-resistant bendy pen particularly annoys the killer. The Guardian reported Breivik complained the pen caused his hand to cramp, describing the indignity as "an almost indescribable manifestation of sadism." His cramp should be alleviated by the electric typewriter the prison has provided for him.
Prison officials are reviewing Breivik's complaints. When the luxury prison, described as the most humane in the world, opened, the Daily Mail reported Prison governor Are Hoidal stressed "In the Norwegian prison system, there's a focus on human rights and respect."
Tord Jordet, Breivik's lawyer, supports his complaints, saying "Such treatment isn't human."