Jailers of Anders Breivik visit New Zealand prison to offer advice on handling Christchurch shooter

Prison staff who care for Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik visited New Zealand to give Corrections advice on how to manage a high profile terrorist.

Earlier this month, the two senior staff members from Norwegian Correctional Services visited New Zealand to share their experiences with "managing a high profile offender involved in significant mass casualty offending".

Anders Breivik in court
Anders Breivik in court Photo credit: Reuters

The correspondence from Corrections says the two management staff will advise New Zealand Corrections staff on how to manage the man accused of killing 51 people in the Christchurch terror attack.

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis was briefed on the visit, according to an Official Information Act request.

"[The senior staff] have both had significant involvement in the management and oversight of Anders Behring Breivik, a Norwegian far right terrorist who was convicted of committing 'lone wolf' domestic terrorist attacks in Norway," reads the correspondence.

"The knowledge and insights of our visitors and learnings over the last eight years will be invaluable in supporting Corrections' thinking in managing the challenged ahead."

Breivik murdered 77 people and injured hundreds more in a racially charged terror attack in 2011. He is serving Norway's longest prison sentence, 21 years.

However, his sentence can be extended indefinitely.