A luxurious prison cell



Prison! I can’t go to prison! This is something most of us would say if offered the chance to go to prison under certain circumstances. Prisons are often viewed as places of punishment and bondage. Many of us imagine prisons as places with steel bars, dark corridors, terrible food, and a sense of despair. However, it’s important to know that not all prisons are like this. In fact, some prisons provide inmates with a more positive and rehabilitative environment. These prisons are legitimate but offer a more humane experience. Below are some of the world’s most luxurious prisons and their cells.

A Luxurious Prison Cell.

  1.  Aranjuez Prison, Spain

Aranjuez Prison, Spain.

This is a medium-security prison situated in the Spanish town of Aranjuez that allows confined parents to keep their infant children with them during their first years. The prison provides a play area, cribs, and Disney figures on the walls to make the environment more child-friendly. Additionally, families can live in apartments on the prison grounds, and children can attend school there. Recreational activities like soccer, basketball, and swimming are also available.

  1. Justice Center Leoben, Austria

Justice Center Leoben, Austria

This penal institution accommodates approximately 200 prisoners and is recognized for its contemporary architecture and focus on rehabilitation. Each inmate has their own individual cell equipped with a personal bathroom, kitchenette, and television. Furthermore, the inmates are given the opportunity to participate in a range of recreational activities, including yoga, tai chi, and art therapy, which can make their time spent in prison more enjoyable.

  1. Otago Corrections Facility, New Zealand

Ottago Corrections Facility, New Zealand

This correctional facility accommodates approximately 250 prisoners and is recognized for its calm environment that prioritizes rehabilitation. Inmates are provided with individual rooms and can choose to participate in various work programs, including kitchen duties, laundry services, and gardening. Additionally, they can engage in recreational pursuits like fishing, hiking, and basketball.

  1. HMP Addiewell, Scotland

HMP Addiewell, Scotland

This Scottish prison is intended to be a “learning prison,” with inmates able to enroll in courses and learn new skills. Each cell has its own television, and there are also communal areas with computers, games, and a library. The prison places a strong emphasis on rehabilitation and provides a variety of programs to assist inmates in effectively transitioning back to civilian life with a meaningful and satisfying purpose.

  1. Bastoy Prison, Norway

Bastoy Prison, Norway

Bastoy Prison is a minimum-security prison for men located on an island in the Oslofjord. It is home to approximately 100 inmates and is renowned for its focus on rehabilitation and reintegration. The prisoners have their own individual cottages and are allowed to work on the farm, fishery, or woodworking shop. They are also encouraged to participate in sports like soccer, basketball, and fishing.

There are numerous prisons worldwide that are adopting a more humane and rehabilitative approach to incarceration, and the five listed above are just a few examples. Despite facing criticism from some who claim that they are too lenient and do not sufficiently punish criminals, these prisons have been proven to be more effective at reducing crime and rehabilitating offenders than traditional prisons.

This Post Has 23 Comments

  1. James Chege

    Wow! These prisons don’t really look like the prisons I see.
    They look much comfortable, I bet one would feel more at home than being at their actual home. Talk about home away from home.

  2. Stephanie Waweru

    They really focus on the rehabilitation part that most prisons ignore to do.What an insightful read.

  3. Lee Obuba

    Given it’s prison, no amount of furnishing will attract a soul.

    1. Alex Mboya

      are you sure about this? ive met people who are unable to provide for themselves who end up doing wrong just to go be provided for in prison. imagine if they saw this

  4. skeeter kimani

    Wow…. Please handcuff me🤣🤣🤣🤣 but this is a true definition of rehabilitation.

  5. Alex Mboya

    Why do i feel like someone would deliberately do wrong to be in this heaven like prisons. life is getting too hard out here

    1. lilly sigilai

      No freedom no matter the beauty

  6. Michael Otieno

    I hate prison no matter what and how they look

  7. Shii kiai

    So comfortable 😂look like another home

  8. Lyda Dorcas

    If this were to be brought to our country, everyone would become a criminal, with this current economy,who wouldn’t want a comfortable free life 🧬🧬

  9. Nancy Wambui

    Life itself nawadays feels like a prison… I would not mind being in a luxurious one

  10. Carson Anekeya

    Your article exploring the most luxurious prisons was truly eye-opening! The depth of research you’ve put in shines through every detail. It’s intriguing how these facilities offer amenities that many would find appealing – a stark contrast to the conventional perception of prisons. Your ability to articulate this nuanced perspective is impressive. Well done on presenting such a thought-provoking piece that challenges common perceptions…Keep doing this, I loved it…


    Wow. I am shocked to see this. Great quality. I believe no matter where you are you should be treated as human and this simply shows it

  12. Muoki Musila

    The focus on rehabilitation seems to be the theme underlining these prison facilities. Also, Wow!

  13. Joy Ngeny

    I’d have to just give birth to my kid in one of these countries , you see now some of the reasons we need to give birth and our kids have citizenships in this already rich countries

  14. Ashley Munyasia

    The one in Austria looks so surreal but I must admit a prison is a prison and being denied some freedoms would still bother me.

  15. Shukrani Maina

    They live in a much better environment than I do

  16. Danson Munyao

    Prisons should meant for rehabilitation and reintragration but not for torture and torment as most of third world countries

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