Government evaluating legality of construction of one-man psychiatric hospital inside prison for Breivik
According to VG’s sources, several leaders from the health authorities visited Ila Prison last week in relation to an ongoing evaluation by the government on the possibility of building a one-man psychiatric hospital inside the prison specifically for Anders Behring Breivik.
In the event that the court finds that Breivik is mentally ill and, therefore, not legally accountable for his actions, Norway’s health authorities are obliged by law to immediately provide adequate treatment in a psychiatric hospital. According to VG’s sources, there is strong doubt among health officials whether the security at Norway’s mental insitutions is good enough to prevent Breivik from escaping alone or with outside assistance.
State Secretary, Robin Kåss (Labor), says to VG that he does not want to deny that a high security arrangement inside Ila prison is among the alternatives that are currently being evaluated. According to VG, the government is evaluating whether they need to go to parliament to request law changes in order to make it legal to keep Breivik inside prison rather than a hospital should he be committed to psychiatric care.
Fears for safety if Breivik sentenced to compulsory treatment
Within the fenced around Ila prison considering the health care system to build a “one-man hospital” for the terrorist accused Anders Behring Breivik.
Secretary of State Robin Kåss (AP) will not deny to VG that such a separate high security construction inside the prison area is among options being considered if Breivik is sentenced to compulsory psychiatric care.
“It is right that we look at a number of options that can ensure both his safety and concern for community protection,” said Kåss to VG.
Original article: Breivik kan få eget sykehus på Ila