Here are some of the most unusual prisons in the world. Only after your freedom is taken away can you start appreciating it. All actions restricted by law have as a consequence loss of freedom. Many consider that one of the primary human rights is that of freedom and thus are against putting people behind bars. However, there are those who think that every misdeed should be punished in order to make life in society safer. There are different kinds of living conditions in jails. These are some of the most unusual and thus they have made their way onto our list.
1. Justizzentrum Leoben (Austria) – a 5-star prison
Life in prison doesn’t have to be necessarily hard and uncomfortable. This prison proof exactly that. It doesn’t look like an ordinary prison from the outside, many of you would think of it to be a local business building. However, the truth is somewhat different. Behinds these wall are some pretty notorious prisoners. These Australian minimum security prisons are a great place to rest. In Australia most people end up behind bars for burglary charges. I wonder why? Who wouldn’t like to enjoy in one of these cozy 5-star prison cells? Sign me up!
2. San Pedro Prison (Bolivia) – here inmates have to ‘buy’ their cells
This is one unusual prison since there are no guards. After you have passed the security gate you will see restaurants, markets, hairdressers and even children who are playing in the prison yard. However, inmates have to pay for their cells, therefore of them have to work inside the jail, selling groceries or working in the food stalls. Cells cost between $1,000 and $1,500 and can be bought for the duration of an inmate’s sentence serving.
3. Cebu Prison (Philippines) – the world’s most famous dancing inmates
You would think that prison atmosphere ought to be gloomy and ominous. But since prisoners are humans they know how to have fun. Not even the prison wall can bring their spirits down. The prisoners in Cebu Prison are one of the most known prisoners to the general population since they can dance exceptionally. They love dancing to pop music, especially to the King of Pop’s songs. If you haven’t seen them dance take look at the video above. Aren’t they amazing?
4. Aranjuez Prison (Spain): a prison with cozy family cells
This is the only prison in the world that has a nursery room for the kids to bond with their incarcerated parents. This prison in Spain has nursery rooms with Disney characters on the walls so that the children feel comfortable while they are spending time with their parents. This prison is 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Madrid, it has 36 cell units for families. However, only 16 are occupied, most by Latin Americans learning parenting skills.
5. Sark Prison (Guernsey): the smallest prison in the world
It is located in the Island of Sark in Guernsey. It was built in 1856 and can house two prisoners and today is used for overnight stays. It is the smallest prison in the world.