In Belgium, there hasn't been an official execution since 1950.
But they do have legal euthanasia now, which can be legally provided for the cessation of psychological suffering.
Which leads to this odd situation:
"Frank Van Den Bleeken, who has spent the past 30 years in jail for repeated rape convictions and a rape murder, will be euthanised in prison in the northwestern city of Bruges."
He has actually decline to apply for parole, because he thinks he's a danger to society. But he also feels conditions in prison are inhumane. So he went through the process of requesting euthanasia due to psychological suffering. And the powers-that-be approved his request. Doctors agreed his condition was "incurable".
'The sisters of his last victim were opposed to the decision, preferring that he be left to "rot in his cell".'
In the absence of execution,
he found a new solution.
Guilty of murder and rape,
he seeks the final escape.