Friday, February 09, 2007

Let's Go to Jail

"Welcome to a jail Spain says is the only the one in the world with cell units for families: Disney characters on the walls, a nursery, a playground for toddlers. The idea is for kids to bond with their imprisoned parents while young enough to be oblivious to their surroundings, and for inmates seeking rehabilitation to learn parenting skills. The prison in this town 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Madrid has 36 cell units for families, although now only 16 are occupied, most with Latin Americans. The units of the special F-1 section are known in jail jargon as 'five-star cells'. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)"

I kind of think it's a good idea to teach couples how to be parents, and not to separate them from their children if they go to jail...but this living arrangement looks like it might be worth committing crimes to continue to living there.
It's certainly more cushy looking than most low income family homes on the outside.