Jarvis Chimenes Pavao was sentenced to eight years for money laundering. He is doing time in Tacumbu prison in Asuncion, Paraguay. And it’s not your average prison cell.
It’s actually the luxurious three-room VIP living quarters consisting of a living room, bedroom, and kitchen. It has an en suite bathroom, a treadmill and a big-screen plasma TV, moreover his wardrobe is full of designer clothes.
While the 1,655 capacity prison is crammed with 3,980 inmates, Pavao is spending his prison time in an extremely enjoyable way comparing to others.
This luxury prison was built by Colombian drug lord Escobar after his arrest in 1990. The police raided the “cell” of Pavao after they received a tip that he was planning on breaking from prison. But the only thing they found is a drug lord living in a fancy condo. Pavao has been removed from the cell and its interior has been destroyed. He bribed several justice ministers and prison directors to get the privilege to live there.
Tacumbu prison in Asuncion is notorious for its cramped living conditions
The 1,655 capacity facility has 3,980 people crammed inside