If mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik is proved insane, he now has a special place to go. Part of Norway’s high security Ila prison has been converted into a psychiatric unit for the killer.
Estimates of the cost of the conversion vary between 130,000 and 260,000 euro. Norwegian daily Verdens Gang reported on its website that none of the country's existing mental facilities are considered secure enough for Breivik, whose sanity is the key issue in his ongoing trial.
"We are building a high security hospital in Ila," deputy health minister Robin Koss told the newspaper, adding the facility near Oslo still needs state certification.
The criminal trial of Breivik started on 16 April in Oslo. It is expected last 10 weeks till mid-June, with the verdict set to be announced in mid-July or later.
Anders Behring Breivik is on trial for killing 77 people in twin attacks in Norway last year.
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