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Norwegian far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik is once again suing the Norway government in a bid to force an end to his isolation

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  1. [5]
    knocklessmonster
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    I can get keeping him in prison until he dies if he's thought to be a risk to others, as well as the many precautions, but isolation may be a step too far. We do it in the US and it fucks people...

    I can get keeping him in prison until he dies if he's thought to be a risk to others, as well as the many precautions, but isolation may be a step too far. We do it in the US and it fucks people up.

    The only exception to what I'm saying is if he poses some sort of risk to the other prisoners (or maybe they to him) I guess, but at least from what I've seen that doesn't seem to be the case, unless I'm missing something.

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    1. [4]
      vord
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      I'm pretty firmly against isolation and death penalty too....but if a hypothetical person, upon exiting isolation, immediately began starting a neonazi gang and start recruiting....I'm not sure if...

      I'm pretty firmly against isolation and death penalty too....but if a hypothetical person, upon exiting isolation, immediately began starting a neonazi gang and start recruiting....I'm not sure if there's a better option.

      Maybe just put them with a dozen Jews and let them figure it out for themselves.

      Or go Clockwork Orange, but with Mel Brooks movies.

      5 votes
      1. knocklessmonster
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        I'd considered that perspective, and if that's a concern it makes sense. That's not really something you can easily undo if it has started.

        I'd considered that perspective, and if that's a concern it makes sense. That's not really something you can easily undo if it has started.

        3 votes
      2. [2]
        ThatFanficGuy
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        May I point out that you've advocated for potentially circumventing an acceptable and legal, if arguably extreme, punishment in favor of an extrajudicial murder?

        May I point out that you've advocated for potentially circumventing an acceptable and legal, if arguably extreme, punishment in favor of an extrajudicial murder?

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        1. vord
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          Advocated? No. Equated isolation and state murder? Yes. Murder might not be reversible, but is more humane than years in isolation. Immersing bigots in a social circle exclusively of those they...

          Advocated? No. Equated isolation and state murder? Yes.

          Murder might not be reversible, but is more humane than years in isolation.

          Immersing bigots in a social circle exclusively of those they hate would be much better. It's one of the better paths to rehabilitation.

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