Prisoners in a Prison are not suppose to have freedom, but to an extend this rule is not too hard at every other place. Every country have there own way of treating prisoners, it may be with dancing lessons, a family lounge or luxury of playing and watching movies. Today is Odd Stuff Magazine we have collected some of the most weirdest prisons around the world.
Cebu Prison (Philippines): Famous dancing inmates – It’s pure entertainment here with murderers, drug dealers and sex offenders dancing to pop music in unison. The dancing is the unnatural evolution of the exercise program at the prison. Around 1,500 prisoners can contribute to the performances and they also tend to perform at charitable or cultural events and get paid for their work. The prison also does live shows, after which spectators can have their pictures taken with some of the inmates and buy souvenir T-shirts. Via
Justizzentrum Leoben (Austria): Most Luxurious Jail – Justizzentrum Leoben is a minimum security prison in Austria. It’s a court and prison complex located in the quaint city of Leoben and considered to be the most luxurious prison on the planet. The prison is for low-risk offenders, since the maximum period of incarceration there is 18 months. In their spare time, the prisoners at the Justizzentrum Leoben can make use of the walking yard, the two fitness rooms, the table tennis facilities, or the multimedia room. Alternatively, they can enjoy some quiet time in the library. Via
Kresty Prison (Russia): Most overcrowded prison – Russia’s prisons have a reputation for being the most overcrowded on earth, especially Kresty Prison in St. Petersburg. The official capacity is set at 3,000, but the actual population is always at least 10,000. Each prisoner is also said to only be allowed 4 square meters of space each and 15 minutes a week to shower. In summer 2006 Vladimir Putin announced that the prison would be relocated to a new facility in the Kolpinsky District on the outskirts of Saint Petersburg. Via
Alcatraz (California): Most famous prison – Locally as the Rock, the Alcatraz is a small island located in the middle of San Francisco Bay in California, US and reputedly the most famous prison in the world. It served as a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison followed by a federal prison until 1963. It became a national recreation area in 1972 and received landmarking designations in 1976 and 1986. Today, the island is a historic site operated by the National Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and is open to tours. Via
Aranjuez Prison (Spain): Prison with cosy family cells – It’s the only prison in the world with cell units for families: Disney characters on the walls, a nursery, a playground for toddlers. The idea is for kids to bond with their imprisoned parents while young enough to be oblivious to their surroundings, and for inmates seeking rehabilitation to learn parenting skills. The prison in this town, 40 kms south of Madrid, has 36 cell units for families, although now only 16 are occupied, most with Latin Americans. The units of the special F-1 section are known in jail jargon as ‘five-star cells’.