Breivik is being moved from Telemark prison to Ringerike prison

Ringerike prisonPhoto: Audun Braastad / NTB

Anders Behring Breivik is being moved from the prison in Skien to Ringerike prison at Tyristrand. The prison overlooks the Tyrifjord, where Utøya is located.

“The purpose of the move, which has been considered for a long time, is mainly that the convicted person has served the sentence in the same ward with a particularly high level of security for many years, and that for that reason, it is appropriate to have a change of environment,” the Norwegian Correctional Service (Kriminalomsorgen) wrote in a press release Tuesday.

The transfer will be carried out in the near future. The Correctional Service doesn’t want to reveal details about the exact time for security and privacy reasons. 

In Skien since 2013

Breivik was moved from Ila prison to Telemark prison in Skien in the autumn of 2013, where he is isolated in a separate ward. 

No other prisoner is subject to a stricter security regime than the one Breivik is serving in Skien.

Ringerike prison has its own ward with a particularly high level of security. Breivik will thus have similar conditions of imprisonment.

Ringerike prison is located by the Tyrifjord, where Utøya is also located. It is about a mile of air distance between the prison and the island where Breivik killed 69 people in 2011. 

The newspaper VG wrote in 2011 that he was first placed in Ila prison so he would not have a view of the Tyrifjord.

The Correctional Service writes that the July 22 support group has been informed of the move. 

Last week, Telemark District Court rejected Anders Behring Breivik’s request for parole after the minimum term of ten years of the 21-year detention sentence had expired. He has appealed the verdict to the Court of Appeal.

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