From California to Norway, from New Hampshire to Russia, the world boasts of an array of spectacular architecture from mystical places to luxurious prisons, which are not usually associated with beauty.
When you think of prison, I bet your thoughts are dominated by images of iron bars, dark hallways, sub-par food, and general overall dismay in the air. You can be forgiven to think that way, but not all prisons look like that.
Here are the 10 most luxurious prisons in the world.
10. California Prison, USA
This perhaps is America?s most luxurious prison. This facility started to charge inmates a whopping $155 per night to stay in unused jail. The prison decided to make use of this previously unused jail since it was built in 2000.
The jail is quite an upgrade from the average prison as prisoners get to enjoy various entertainment programs on a widescreen HDTV in addition to gaming tables, bathrooms, cells, beds, and showers.
This California prison can accommodate up to 96 prisoners, despite having just 54 beds.
The program, however, is only limited to those convicted of minor offenses who receive prior judicial approval.
9. Otago Corrections Facility, New Zealand
While its security measures are not taken lightly, Otago provides its inmates with comfortable rooms and attributes great significance to change through skill-building. Holding classes in light engineering, dairy farming, and cooking among other things, Otago strives to rehabilitate effectively.
8. Justice Center Leoben, Austria
Justice Center Leoben facility has given each prisoner a single cell with kitchenette and private bathrooms and also a television. Adding to this, it also provides quite an enjoyable weight room, outdoor recreation area, and basketball court to its prisoners.
7. Chillon Castle, Switzerland
This castle in Switzerland, in the Lake Geneva area, has served many functions, with its dramatic face set against a stormy sky. Gorgeous architecturally, especially from a distance, this castle has served as a medieval fort, military enforcement station, and prison. It also has served as a private residence as well, serving summer needs and is set right amidst the Alps. This attraction even boasts a moat; a visit here is well worth it, but don?t forget the camera.
6. Aranjuez Prison, Spain
Addressing the way that correctional facilities rip families apart, this innovative institution provides for infant children to live their first years with their incarcerated parents. Equipped with cribs, Disney characters on the walls, and a kids? play area, Aranjuez gives incarcerated parents a chance to experience parenthood despite circumstances, and a parent to those too young to comprehend the reality of being imprisoned.
5. HMP Berwyn Prison, UK
The HMP Berwyn is located in the UK and is the coziest jail yet in the United Kingdom. Inmates here get a phone, laptop, and shower in their cells.
This correctional facility can hold up to 2,100 inmates who are called ?men? instead of prisoners and guards knock first before entering their rooms.
The laptops offered are used to order meals for the whole week, arrange visits, and weekly shopping, and any other tasks connected to their studies.
Each room holds two inmates. Despite having phones and laptops, gadgets are not connected to Wi-Fi.