Last Friday a spokesperson from Ila Fengsel confirmed that Commander Breivik has been given access to an electric typewriter. The prison authorities have indicated they will limit Breivik’s access to the typewriter, which most likely means he’ll only be allowed to write for 45 minutes a day.
The typewriter is placed in one of the three cells Breivik has access to, and in order to be moved from cell to cell Breivik has to be cuffed in tight fitting steel handcuffs. This is a painful ordeal and quite unnecessary as Breivik has been a model prisoner. Twice daily Breivik has to strip down for an inspection, and guards check up on him at random intervals between 30 and 60 minutes at night, shining a flashlight into his eyes, supposedly to check if he hasn’t killed himself. Sleep deprivation is a clear violation of the Geneva conventions. It’s unclear how the prison guards feel about having to administer low intensity torture in Norways miniature version of Guatemala Bay. I wonder if they refer to it as enhanced incarceration techniques.
As per Breivik’s own words:
Today’s prison life per. 12.10.12. experienced by me as a prison regime where sadism is put into the system.
Breivik commented earlier on the nude body searches:
It might be better and more time-saving if I walked around naked in Ila, I wouldn’t have to take off my clothes all the time!
In his recent letter he wrote:
They have thus confirmed that after more than 800 naked searches that there are still no hidden objects between the buttocks.
According to some sources Breivik has also stated that since August 8 he’s only received mail from haters and Evangelists. According to other sources he’s received all but 1 letter. All outgoing mail is currently stopped and Breivik will have to go to court to settle the matter, which will take several months.
On an average day my dialogue with prison officers is limited to under five minutes. This means that I have been deprived of human contact for 23 hours and 55 minutes of the 24 hours on a normal day. This is very mentally stressful and borders on what is possible for a man to stand before breaking down.
As Breivik is locked up in the isolation section he occasionally other inmates get locked up next to him. In addition to mentioning an inmate playing loud music he comments:
At the same time a fellow inmate and neighbor chose to cover his cell with feces, the entire department had air pollution for several days and the poor officers were forced to wash this away.
Breivik mentions unprofessional behavior by prison guards.
It is tiresome to deal with constant indirect and direct rude remarks and remain courteous in response.
The media has portrayed the letter as whiny, though undoubtedly the letter was laced with humor. As usual they refuse to give the full content of the letter.
There was also a news article stating that Breivik has offered to donate his Marxist Hunting equipment (weapons, outfit, medallion, etc) to the Norwegian Resistance museum. The museum refused the offer. The media failed to mention that in the current political climate accepting the offer would have dire consequences.
Tord Jordet has announced that Breivik has been given a bookshelf in his study-cell, a crate to store some extra clothing in case it gets colds, a ballpoint pen so he can write without pain, a reading light, and a discman so he can listen to music.
Don’t forget to send a mix CD for Christmas.