We recently did a video about the worst prisons, so now it's time to show you the best.
These next 5 prisons are so nice, most of us wouldn't even feel like we're being punished.
Here are 5 of the nicest prisons in the world.
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5) JVA Fuhlsbuettel Prison, Germany
Germany is known for high quality, and this shows in their prisons.
JVA Fuhlsbuettel Prison in Hamburg, is probably their most luxury prison.
Renovated & reopened in 2011, its designed for long serving inmates.
The spacious cells include a bed, couch, and private shower & toilet.
Prisoners also have machines to do their laundry, a range of activities and a small conference room.
4) Justice Center Leoben, Austria
This modern looking building definitely wouldn't scare any criminal.
And if first looks can be deceiving then the inscription at the front of the prison which reads "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights." definitely confirms this prison is a nice one.
To help keep this prisons peaceful atmosphere, it only detains people who committed non violent crimes.
Each prisoner is given a clean modern single cell, with a private bathroom, kitchenette, and a television.
Prison activities include a gym, basketball court and outdoor recreation area.
Since these prisoners aren't the most violent, all areas of the prison can be enjoyed peacefully.
3) Sollentuna Prison, Sweden
From the country that gave us Ikea, the inside of this prison definitely has that Ikea show room touch.
This modern top of line prison is better than most homes.
Inmates cells have comfortable mattresses and private bathrooms.
A typical day for a prisoner here would be to hit the gym, take a nice shower, cook up a nice warm meal in the kitchen then kick back and relax on the couch & watch your favorite TV shows.
The prison has been criticized for being too lenient however Sweden’s prison authorities are quick to point out that every square inch of the prison can be seen on security cameras.
2) Bastoy Prison, Norway
Yes this looks more like someone enjoying a weekend away rather than a prison.
Bastoy Prison in Norway is a minimum security prison & houses inmates who haven't committed too serious crimes.
If you're wondering where the fences are, they're not really needed.
You see the prison is its own island, & the only way in or out is by boat.
This allows the inmates to roam about the beautiful landscape & enjoy activities such as sunbathing, tennis, fishing and horseback riding.
Rather than being locked up in cells, they live in their own little cottages & work on the prison farm.
Surprisingly the re-offending rates have been reported at 16%, compared to a European average of around 70%.
So regardless if you think this prison is too nice, it accomplishes it's goal of correcting inmates to law abiding citizens.
1) Halden Prison, Norway
This maximum security prison in Norway is very luxurious.
It doesn't detain small time criminals, instead the inmates in this prison are people convicted of the worst crimes such as rape & murder.
Each prisoners spacious cell has a flat-screen TV, a toilet, shower, mini-fridge, and unbarred vertical windows that let in more light.
Prisoners share kitchens and living rooms every 10–12 cells, and while the prison provides the food the prisoners can also buy ingredients and make their own meals.
Inmates are encouraged to take as much time as possible out of their cells.
Prisoners have an incentive of 53 kroner which is about $10 to leave their cells.
There is an "Activities House" which allows prisons to jog, play football, learn woodwork, cook, & have music lessons.
There is also a fully equipped recording studio where inmates can record their own music and have the opportunity for it to the broadcast by a local radio station.
A library with books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs, and a gym with a rock-climbing wall are also available.
However should this not be enough for prisoners, they also receive questionnaires that ask how their prison experience can be improved.
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