Anders Breivik Sentenced to 21 Years in Jail

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    He was declared sane, too.

    Anders Breivik verdict: live - Daily Telegraph (London)
     
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    I expected him to get 21 years. But when that 21 years is over, he will still never be released.
     
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    You know what makes me laugh? The EU praised Scandinavian member states in 2004 on the "harmonious nature" of their holiday camp prisons. Yet they condemned Britain, France and Spain for maintaining "draconian and barbaric conditions" in their prisons.

    Smug Scandinavians must be laughing on the other side of their faces now, seeing as they base their penal systems on that of Norway. And yes, I know that Norway isn't in the EU.
     
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    That's insane....
     
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    The problem is there is always a chance he will be. 21 years means he got to kill 3 people per year he is going to serve.
     
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    Breivik sentence could see him free in a decade; Families of shooter's 77 victims blast killer getting only 21-year penalty...
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    I wish he'd got 21 years for each of his 77 victims: Mother of teenager slain by Breivik attacks sentence that could see him free in a decade
    25 August 2012 - Unni Espeland Marcussen's 16-year-old daughter died in shooting spree; She said the killer 'knew what he had done'; He will serve a minimum of ten years in prison for brutal slaughter of innocent people; Under Norwegian law, this sentence can be extended indefinitely if the inmate is still considered to be dangerous; Breivik made a fascist salute as he arrived in court today; He was judged to have been sane at the time of the killings so will be sent to jail rather than a mental hospital; He has admitted the murders and wanted to be declared sane so his actions wouldn't be dismissed as those of a madman; He planted bomb at Norwegian government HQ, killing eight; Then went on shooting spree at youth camp on nearby island and killed 69 - half of them teenagers
     
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    Why does it make you laugh that Scandinavia has effective prisons?

    The numbers of recidivism in the UK are far higher than those in Finland - laugh all you want.
     
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    I agree.

    I suspect he will be held in preventative detention for his own safety for the rest of his life.
     
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    Does anyone know why he wasn't charged and sentenced for each death? 21 years for each death would have been better - why didn't this happen?
     
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    Norway does not have consecutive sentencing, they use cumulative sentencing.

    In other words, each sentence is served at once, not end-to-end as they are in the US.
     

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