Baumettes prison in Marseille, France is possibly the foulest in all of Europe. The prison, which is currently overcrowded and filthy, is set to be renovated to bring it up to modern health and safety standards.
Vernon C. Bain Correctional Center is a huge prison barge that can hold up to 800 inmates. It has 16 dormitories and 100 cells. The barge was built for in 1992 for $161 million in order to reduce overcrowding in New York prisons and has served as a part of the city's prison complex at Rikers Island since then.
Anders Behring Breivik who is accused in Norway terror attacks might stay in Halden Fengsel prison. This prison opened its appealing doors in April of 2010 and was built with rehabilitation in mind. The facility has a hardwood floored basketball court and jogging trails and each cell is equipped with minifridges and flat-screen TVs.
An interesting experiment took place in a Romanian prison for women. The inmates received a total of 6 Canon PowerShot cameras and were taught how to use them. During the first two months, 14.000 photos were taken!
This unique experiment led to the superb photos you can enjoy through this post.
Despite its economic adversity, there are such comfortable prisons in the Ukraine. This one is situated near the city of Kharkiv. It is called VIP ‘cause it resembles more a SPA than a prison. Even Ukrainian students don’t have such living conditions in dormitories.
Many prisoners after purging their sentence commit crimes again just to return to this place. Because even in their own home they don’t have such a level of comfort and cannot afford the food they have in this prison.
This prison looks horrifying. Arkhangelsk High Security Penal Colony in Russia has nothing in common with Halden Prison in Norway. If Halden looks like heaven, Arkhangelsk prison looks like hell. About 1500 prisoners have to work hard in this “prestigious” colony that consists of a correctional facility CF-28 and a prison-settlement correctional facility CF-23. Not much freedom. This is a real punishment for a committed crime.
The second-largest Norway’s Halden Prison opened on April 6. In case you are planning to commit a crime, better do it in Norway. This country has spent $252 million to build a posh prison for 252 inmates.
Every cell is arranged in units of 10 to 12 and just looks gorgeous. It reminds of a college dorm except this prison is even better. Every cell has a private bathroom, modern furniture and a flat-screen TV. By the way, there are no bars on the windows so you get a nice view.
There is a gym, football field, a library and, believe it or not, a sound studio in Halden Prison. This is ridiculous, but Halden spent $1 million on graffiti all around the grounds!
This prison is more luxurious than many apartments in Europe.
We had a photo collection of prison beauty pageants before. Inside this post you can find new photos taken at “Miss Beauty Captive” in Mexican Cereso prison. And the crown goes to… Cecilia Juarez who has been convicted for drug trafficking though she is just 22 years old.