Look at the photos of this luxurious place and make your guesses as to what it is and perhaps be surprised:
Modern luxury building from afar. What is it?
Modern luxurious building with glittering glass
Entrance to modern building with modern "sculpture"
The many floors of the modern luxurious building
Does this look like the entrance to a modern library?
Luxurious modern building even have a sophisticated meeting room
Indoor basketball court for the lucky inmates
More sports for the inmates - table tennis
Enjoy a beautiful view
Nice beautiful luxurious bedroom
So what is this?
ANSWERIt is the New Cook County Correctional Center, Chicago , Illinois. You want luxurious living? Go break a law in Illinois ! Once again the taxpayer gets stung.
It also shows that in most cases the quality of life for prisoners has improved considerably from what you might expect. And I always thought prison was for punishment.!!!!!
Just in case you ever get these two environments mixed up, this comparison chart should make things a little bit clearer:
|You spend most of your time in a 10x10 cell||You spend most of your time in a 6x6 cubicle|
|You get 3 fully paid for meals a day||You get break for 1 meal and you have to pay for it|
|For good behavior you get time off||For good behavior you get more work|
|The guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you||You must carry a security card and open all the doors yourself|
|You can watch TV and play games||You get fired for watching TV and playing games|
|They allow your family and friends to visit||You aren't even supposed to speak to your family|
|All expenses paid by taxpayers with no work required on your part||You must pay for all expenses, go to work and they deduct taxes from your salary to pay for prisoners|
|You spend most of your life inside bars wanting to get out||You spend most of your time wanting to get our and go inside bars|
|You must deal with sadistic wardens||They are called 'managers'|
|Is there something wrong?||Better to be a prisoner?|