“... prisons are used to resolve or to hide all sorts of other kinds of social problems, but they don’t actually make communities or people safer.”— Brett Story, director of The Prison in Twelve Landscapes.
Brevik has made a list of demands including a more comfortable chair and a computer to replace the typewriter he was being subjected to. Brevik also wants a Playstation 3 to replace his Playstation 2, and more adult video games.
“A lot of the time when you’re in jail, you get selfish,” my dad said to me. “The selfish feeling is that you wish you could see your family. You miss them so much and you just want that comfort. In actuality, I had to think of your feelings too. I wasn’t worried about you missing me, or whatever else, but actually fearing for me. Had you guys come to Millhaven and seen that shit, it would’ve scared you. It would’ve kept you up at night. It was the smell—it all smelled like metal.”