Monster Josef Fritzl’s ‘Comfortable’ Punishment Doesn’t Fit the Crime

March 21, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Not saying everything, should be an ‘eye for and eye,’ but Austrian incest monster Josef Fritzl’s punishment does not take the measures one would expect of such a heinous crime. Fritzl, raped his daughter Elisabeth more than 3,000 times, fathering seven children by her, and imprisoning them the entire time.  Besides the slavery charges, Fritzl refused to seek medical help for his newborn son Michale, making him guilty of “homicide by neglect.”  The life imprisonment he got in punishment, is tempered by his residence being in a psychiatric hospital with facilities far more comfortable than the dungeon he locked his daughter Elisabeth in for 24 years.

Unlike the squalid, dark and cramped conditions underground his daughter and her children had to endure, Fritzl will get his own cell with a shower, color television, newspapers, magazines and personal computer.
He will even be allowed out of his 16ft by 12ft cell in a shared sitting room, and to use the prison’s garden for exercise at the secure hospital unit of Mittersteig prison in Vienna.  For many convicted criminals, prison should offer a chance for rehabilitation.  But for a 73-year-old man that comitted a terrible crime over a 24 year period, real ‘corporal punishment’ seems like the only course of justice?


3 Responses to “Monster Josef Fritzl’s ‘Comfortable’ Punishment Doesn’t Fit the Crime”

  1. PCL on March 22nd, 2009 6:07 pm

    What is really criminal is the notion that a life like that of Josef Fritzl’s is worth preserving. A truly compassionate society would have euthanized him as humanely and neatly as possible.

  2. C&P on March 22nd, 2009 10:49 pm

    No, that is too good for him.
    He needs to be profiled so that everybody will be aware of how this kind of monster can be among any compassionate and civilised society. He is just another serial criminal sadist.

    From the profiling, it may be likely other unseen captives will now be discovered. Men have been as similarly evil, but for lesser times before they were exposed.
    Let him live as a study template, but imprisoned as thoroughly as his victims.

    While he lives in custody, his victims can work towards living in a world without him in it; a comforting role reversal. If he is dead, they will be haunted by his malignant memory, which will stay the dominant and powerful nightmare.

    As he gets older and weaker while they get stronger, time will be on their side.

    Does Austria have a law about money from illegal acts being paid to the victims, in case he writes his memoirs?

  3. Penny Stafford on March 23rd, 2009 12:11 am

    There is no punishment that we as human beings can inflict on this monster. He is absolutely pure evil. His daughter anc children will probably never fully recover from what was done to them. If Elizabeth’s mother had any idea that this was taking place, she too needs to be held accountable. Did she not seriously question the disappearance of her daughter. How could she ever let a rapist back in to the home with her little girl? Elizabeth has been victimized most of her life and this is at least in part her mother’s fault. My heart goes out to Elizabeth and her children. I pray that they can obtain some sense of normalcy and happiness. Only God can truly punish her father and her mother. All we can do is prevent the monster from ever hurting anyone else.

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