Skien prison rigged for high-profile trial

Skien prison rigged for high-profile trialSkien prison changes. Photo: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB Scanpix

The gymnasium will be turned into a courtroom, the library into a room for use in the  intervals of the trial and the chapel into a room for the jury when Skien prison becomes the site of the trial of Anders Behring Breivik’s prison conditions next week.

The media for the first time got an overview of the makeshift courtroom in prison on Friday, when they were admitted into the building in order to rig  television cameras and other technical equipment before the trial.
Because of security and practical considerations, the Oslo District Court ruled that the trial Breivik has brought against the state, will take place in Skien prison, where he is imprisoned on an especially high security.
It is not the first time a lawsuit is liquidated in a prison, but it is the first such lawsuit on such a large scale and with so many listeners,  head of the prison in Telemark prison, Ole Kristoffer Borhaug, says. The case.which starts on Tuesday, is estimated to last  four days, .


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today