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Since the US leads the world with the highest number of citizens per capita, it’s only natural that some of its places would be nicer than others. One of them is the Otisville in upstate New York. It features a number of sports fields, cable TVs & a cafeteria which, among other classy foods, serves salmon, ribeye steak salmon, ribeye steak, smoked oysters & gefilte fish. On the Fourth of July there are cookouts with hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad & watermelon. If they want to, they can exercise with a wide variety of machines or enroll in various classes. Simply put, Otisville is a place that they ask to be taken to.
7 Alderson Camp
How can it be if its nickname at one point was ‘Camp Cupcake’? The Alderson Camp is a minimum-security facility for females. Its adorable nickname was given to it by the media while Martha Stewart served her five-month term there. It is built more like a college campus. One-time attendee Martha Stewart used to refer to the facility as ‘Yale’ The vast property has a lot of greenery & there’s no barbed wire. Instead of traditional barred rooms, they live in two person cubicles. They have access to swimming pools, tennis courts & there’s even a stage for musical representations.
6 San Antonio
Venezuelan places are famous for overcrowding. This is not, however, true for San Antonio, a place that some refer to as the ‘party place’. Located on Margarita Island, on the outside the facility looks like any other place with towers. Once you get inside, however, you soon realize that this is unlike any other place in the world. It’s more like a walled off community where the party never stops. Reggaeton music is on every day & night & can be heard blaring from the club which comes complete with a DJ. San Antonio also has a swimming pool, a pool hall, a boxing ring, a cockfighting arena, restaurants & the list goes on. Even though the women’s annex is separated by a wall, they frequently mingle with the male population & even form relationships. San Antonio welcomes all sorts of visitors & even provides overnight accommodation. It would seem that leaving is the only thing that the prisoners aren’t allowed to do. San Antonio’s unparalleled freedom was all possible through one man: Teofilo Rodriguez Cazorla, also known as ‘El Conejo’ or ‘The Rabbit’.
Going there can be hard for a number of reasons & often the most difficult thing to do is leaving your family. Aranjuez in Spain has taken that heartache out of the equation by putting babies in there. It may sound odd but it provides 36 family room units where babies can live with their parents until the age of three. It is comfortable & large enough to accommodate the whole family & it has a crib, toys & Disney characters on the walls. Aranjuez also features a nursery, a playground & even a school. The idea behind this system is for them to develop parenting skills & for children to develop a bond with their parents. The aim is to facilitate the transition to life outside of it & children that live inside Aranjuez are at an age where they don’t realize the reality of it.
It may draw a certain degree of criticism, but the focus that Scandinavian place have placed on rehabilitation has provided some solid results. At Suomenlinna, located about 20 minutes from the Finnish capital of Helsinki, people live in wooden cabins that have living rooms, proper cooking facilities & even saunas.
Halden in Norway has been described as the world’s most humane one. This is mainly due to its tendency to focus on reforming it’s people rather than concentrating on punishment. Each cell features a flat-screen TV, a toilet with a shower, a mini fridge & unbarred windows to let in more light. It operates under the idea that transition from in there to freedom is easier if life on the inside resembles life on the outside.
2 Justice Center Leoben
With floor-to-ceiling windows that open up to a balcony with a view, a private bathroom, a kitchen area & various other comforts, a room at the Justice Center Leoben in Austria looks more like a classy hotel room than what it actually should be. It was designed by architect Josef Hohensinn & its structure gives the inviting feel of an office building or a modern library rather than that of a grim place.
Norway is already widely recognized as being the country with the world’s most comfortable & luxurious places. One such example is Bastoy, located on Bastoy Island, about 46 miles south of the capital city of Oslo.