Norwegian mass killer’s prison cell has ‘laptop`

Norway gunman Anders Behring Breivik has been given a private three-room prison cell with a computer and gym.

Updated: Aug 23, 2012, 15:40 PM IST

Oslo: Norway gunman Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in a shooting and bombing rampage last year, has been given a private three-room prison cell with a computer and gym.

Breivik will be allotted the three eight square-metre rooms at Oslo`s Ila Prison, if he is found to be mentally ill during his sentencing on Friday.

According to Sky News, the mass killer’s cell includes a bedroom, exercise room kitted out with a treadmill, and an office with a laptop.

If declared insane, he will be the sole patient of a psychiatric ward built especially for him at the prison, with 17 staff on hand to treat him, the report said.

According to the report, Breivik has no access to the Internet, but has been given an offline copy of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.

The right-wing extremist used this computer to prepare for his trial, and reply to letters from supporters.

His quarters also have a steel toilet and sink, and are monitored around the clock by specially trained staff via CCTV cameras.

Breivik, 33, has no contact with other prisoners, and has his own outdoor exercise yard measuring between 20 and 30 square metres, where he can spend an hour each day.

The yard is surrounded by high concrete walls and barbed wire to stop him escaping or seeing other prisoners, the report said.