Sunday, February 16, 2014

It's Hard To Make Some People Happy

People always tell you to avoid Turkish prisons, especially if they've seen the old movie, Midnight Express.

If you ask for the most preferred prisons, Norway's system is often brought up. But it turns out that even Norwegian prisons are not quite as pleasant as actual freedom.

You may recall the case of Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian Neo-Nazi who killed 77, most of them kids at a summer camp.

He is not a happy camper: "He described as 'torture' the conditions in two prisons -- Ila near Oslo and Skien in southeast Norway -- where he is serving out a 21-year sentence."

One particular complaint is that he needs a newer video game system, and better games, too, of his own choosing.

So now he is threatening a hunger strike.

"You've put me in hell."
Oh, well.

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