Norway Prisons Are So Nice They Even Hire You Friends
That’s right: Kill 70 people, get friends paid for by the state.
Norway doesn’t allow extended solitary confinement, but prison officials don’t want to risk allowing the confessed killer “normal contact with others,” fearing he might take a fellow prisoner hostage, Sky News reports.
“Many of the measures surrounding Breivik are being created to avoid a hostage-taking, which would be the only way for him to get through all the different layers of security that have been established between him and freedom,” says the prison’s director. He would be able to play, say, chess or indoor hockey with the hired pals, notes the Telegraph. “We are planning a professional community around him, with employees and hired personnel,” the official adds.