Pity poor Josef Fritzl. He can’t stand being cooped up….

… shame he didn’t think of that before he locked his own daughter away in a cellar for decades and fathered several children with her. Now he’s whining about being in jail:

Josef Fritzl, who locked his daughter in a cellar dungeon for 24 years, has asked permission to leave his prison cell after admitting he can no longer stand being cooped up.

Fritzl, 73, kept daughter Elisabeth locked in a windowless cellar in Amstetten, Austria, and fathered her seven children before being caught by police. Three of the children had never seen daylight before being released.

Now, after just two months of incarceration and despite his fear of being attacked by fellow prisoners, he has demanded his right to 30 minutes exercise every day.

Fritzl has now twice had half-hour walks, protected from other inmates by a close guard of prison officers.

I don’t think I wrote about this story when it first broke in part because just about everyone else already had, but you have to admit it takes some serious chutzpah to bitch about being incarcerated after the shit he pulled on his own kid. The ironic thing is that he’s probably guaranteed by law to have more freedoms than his daughter and her children had during their time in the cellar. If it were up to me he’d spend the rest of his days locked in the same cramped cellar just so he’d have a good idea of the hell he put his kid and grandkids through before he kicks off his mortal coil.

7 thoughts on “Pity poor Josef Fritzl. He can’t stand being cooped up….

  1. I don’t like the idea that people who abused children are being protected from others in jail. Simply taking their freedom is no appropriate punishment in my opinion.

  2. Yes, Fritzl is a real piece of work.  I just want to assure people that not all Austrians are like that.  Some of them even govern prosperous American states.

  3. If it were up to me he’d spend the rest of his days locked in the same cramped cellar just so he’d have a good idea of the hell he put his kid and grandkids through before he kicks off his mortal coil.

    And he should receive the best medical care to make sure he lasts as long as possible.

  4. Advocating crime or even turning a blind eye to the enforcement of the law, even against convicted criminals, isn’t justice.

  5. No matter how abhorrent his crime, we can not demand that he is treated outside the law.  The rules that are laid down by society must provide a boundary that can not be crossed.  You either allow waterboarding, or you don’t.

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