Monday, September 07, 2009

Guessing game - what is it?

Look at the photos of this luxurious place and make your guesses as to what it is and perhaps be surprised:

modern building from a distance
Modern luxury building from afar. What is it?

modern building at closer range
Modern luxurious building with glittering glass

entrance to modern building with sculpture
Entrance to modern building with modern "sculpture"

modern building with many floors
The many floors of the modern luxurious building

lobby of modern building
Does this look like the entrance to a modern library?

meeting room of modern building
Luxurious modern building even have a sophisticated meeting room

basketball court
Indoor basketball court for the lucky inmates

table tennis
More sports for the inmates - table tennis

Football too

modern gymnasium

building with a view
Enjoy a beautiful view

luxurious bedroom
Nice beautiful luxurious bedroom

So what is this?


It 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 cellYou spend most of your time in a 6x6 cubicle
You get 3 fully paid for meals a dayYou get break for 1 meal and you have to pay for it
For good behavior you get time offFor good behavior you get more work
The guard locks and unlocks all the doors for youYou must carry a security card and open all the doors yourself
You can watch TV and play gamesYou get fired for watching TV and playing games
They allow your family and friends to visitYou aren't even supposed to speak to your family
All expenses paid by taxpayers with no work required on your partYou 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 outYou spend most of your time wanting to get our and go inside bars
You must deal with sadistic wardensThey are called 'managers'
Is there something wrong?Better to be a prisoner?

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