The Top 10 Most Luxurious Prisons in The World

Today we’ve decided to write a blog about some of the most luxury prisons in the world! While most prisons can be thought of as dull and uncomfortable, these prisons bring sunshine and rainbows into the picture.

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While most prisons are designed to purely penalize inmates, there are several around the world that take a different approach. These facilities focus on rehabilitation and offer conditions that are significantly better than standard prisons. Here's a closer look at each:

HMP Addiewell, Scotland

HMP Addiewell is in southern Scotland and is managed by Sodexo Justice Services. It offers prisoners 40 hours a week of learning activities aimed at job skills development for reintegration into civilian life. This prison is a clear attempt to reduce recidivism by equipping inmates with practical skills. With good behavior and a large amount of effort they might just be able to get out early from jail with good behavior

Otago Corrections Facility, New Zealand

Otago Corrections Facility provides not only comfortable living spaces but also vocational training in fields like light engineering, dairy farming, and cooking. Despite its amenities, it maintains high security with a single entrance, electrical fences, visitor x-rays, cell phone jammers, and microwave sensors.

Justice Center Leoben, Austria

Designed for non-violent offenders, Justice Center Leoben gives each inmate a single cell with a private bathroom, kitchenette, and television. It also features a weight room, basketball court, and outdoor recreation area, focusing on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Aranjuez Prison, Spain

Aranjuez Prison is unique for allowing children to stay with their incarcerated parents, ensuring family bonds remain intact. This facility is structured to ensure children's well-being while under the same roof as their imprisoned parent(s).

Champ-Dollon Prison, Switzerland

Champ-Dollon Prison, once the most overcrowded in Europe, underwent a significant overhaul with a $40 million investment to provide triple-occupancy cells with private bathrooms, resembling college dorm rooms, to address space and comfort issues.

Pondok Bambu Prison, Indonesia

Pondok Bambu stands out in Indonesia for offering amenities such as air conditioning, refrigerators, and karaoke machines. These features are aimed at creating a more comfortable environment for inmates.

JVA Fuhlsbuettel Prison, Germany

JVA Fuhlsbuettel, catering to long-term inmates, offers spacious cells equipped with a bed, couch, shower, and toilet. Additional facilities include laundry machines and a conference room, emphasizing a more normalized living condition.

Sollentuna Prison, Sweden

Inmates at Sollentuna Prison have cells with comfortable mattresses and private bathrooms. They have access to a kitchen, weight room, and communal areas for relaxation, underscoring Sweden’s focus on humane incarceration practices.

Halden Prison, Norway

Halden Prison provides single rooms with private bathrooms and shared kitchens. The facility encourages personal development and rehabilitation through activities like music recording, rock climbing, and access to a library. A study was done on Norway's Prison system and the results were facinating

Cebu Prison, Philippines

While not luxury prison in the traditional sense, Cebu Prison is notable for its focus on recreation, particularly singing and dancing. This approach aims to boost morale and reduce inmate idleness. Cebu gain popularity for its “Thriller" music video.

Traditional Vs Luxury

Unlike traditional prisons, which prioritize security and punishment, the luxurious prisons featured in this list emphasize rehabilitation and the well-being of inmates. Traditional facilities often suffer from overcrowding, limited access to educational or vocational training, and insufficient mental health services, which can exacerbate recidivism rates. This approach has shown promising results: facilities focusing on rehabilitation tend to report lower recidivism rates, indicating that inmates who receive education and training are less likely to re-offend upon release. Moreover, the environment in these more comfortable prisons, which includes better living conditions and access to family, may contribute to improved mental health and behavior of inmates, further supporting their journey towards rehabilitation. These prisons represent a shift towards a more rehabilitative and humane approach to incarceration, focusing on preparing inmates for a successful reentry into society rather than purely punitive measures. If you don't know what traditional prison do on a daily basis you'll find out here


These prisons represent a shift towards a more rehabilitative and humane approach to incarceration, focusing on preparing inmates for a successful reentry into society rather than purely punitive measures.

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