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21st Mar '17 8:53:25 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* Occasionally happens to the [[DisneyMouseAndDuckComics Disney comics]]' BigBad, the Phantom Blot. In one particular story, they covered him with privileges in exchange for him promising not to escape, because they knew they couldn't possibly keep him in jail against his will.
15th Mar '17 11:54:57 PM ClownZephyr302
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* [[Anime/Pokemon Team Rocket's]] stables in ''Fanfic/CommonSense''. They're for the well-behaved Pokémon that they plan to sell and come with actual plants, trees and soil, along with a large pond for Water-types and skylights that allow natural light in. But, as nice as the accommodations are, the metal walls make it abundantly clear that it's meant to confine them.

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* [[Anime/Pokemon [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Team Rocket's]] stables in ''Fanfic/CommonSense''. They're for the well-behaved Pokémon that they plan to sell and come with actual plants, trees and soil, along with a large pond for Water-types and skylights that allow natural light in. But, as nice as the accommodations are, the metal walls make it abundantly clear that it's meant to confine them.
15th Mar '17 11:54:12 PM ClownZephyr302
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* [[Anime/Pokemon Team Rocket's]] stables in ''Fanfic/CommonSense''. They're for the well-behaved Pokémon that they plan to sell and come with actual plants, trees and soil, along with a large pond for Water-types and skylights that allow natural light in. But, as nice as the accommodations are, the metal walls make it abundantly clear that it's meant to confine them.
15th Mar '17 7:58:29 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): [[spoiler: Adolin]] is perfectly willing to be imprisoned for weeks alongside [[spoiler: Kaladin]] to show how he considers him a brother in arms. But he's not going to be a ''barbarian'' about it.
-->'''Kaladin:''' Are you wearing ''cologne?''
5th Mar '17 10:48:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* Palestinian [=POWs=] in Israel got fairly good conditions, including the right to receive an academic education. After Gil‘ad Shalit was abducted and kept in significantly worse conditions, Israel lowered the standards of their [=POWs=] too--for instance, those who started their academic studies in prison could finish them, but no-one else could start. Unfortunately, the Israelis have a tendency to cheekily exploit that fact as well: when Palestinian prisoners try to hunger strike in response to whatever current development in the ArabIsraeliConflict has upset them, the Israelis provide food, medical treatment and sometimes ''intravenous nutrition''... forcibly, if need be.

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* Palestinian [=POWs=] in Israel got fairly good conditions, including the right to receive an academic education. After Gil‘ad Shalit was abducted and kept in significantly worse conditions, Israel lowered the standards of their [=POWs=] too--for instance, those who started their academic studies in prison could finish them, but no-one else could start. Unfortunately, the Israelis have a tendency to cheekily exploit that fact as well: when Palestinian prisoners try to hunger strike in response to whatever current development in the ArabIsraeliConflict UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict has upset them, the Israelis provide food, medical treatment and sometimes ''intravenous nutrition''... forcibly, if need be.
12th Feb '17 1:16:51 PM Morgenthaler
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** In one episode Grouty asks Fletcher if he follows ''TheArchers''. Fletch explains he doesn't, on account of them not being allowed radios in their cells. "Really? No-one ever mentioned it to me."

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** In one episode Grouty asks Fletcher if he follows ''TheArchers''.''Radio/TheArchers''. Fletch explains he doesn't, on account of them not being allowed radios in their cells. "Really? No-one ever mentioned it to me."
30th Jan '17 1:06:58 PM InsomniacWeasel
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* Palestinian [=POWs=] in Israel got fairly good conditions, including the right to receive an academic education. After Gil‘ad Shalit was abducted and kept in significantly worse conditions, Israel lowered the standards of their [=POWs=] too--for instance, those who started their academic studies in prison could finish them, but no-one else could start. Then again, there have been reports of hunger strikes and abuse by guards, so what’s really going on there is a bit troublesome to make out.

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* Palestinian [=POWs=] in Israel got fairly good conditions, including the right to receive an academic education. After Gil‘ad Shalit was abducted and kept in significantly worse conditions, Israel lowered the standards of their [=POWs=] too--for instance, those who started their academic studies in prison could finish them, but no-one else could start. Then again, there Unfortunately, the Israelis have been reports of a tendency to cheekily exploit that fact as well: when Palestinian prisoners try to hunger strikes strike in response to whatever current development in the ArabIsraeliConflict has upset them, the Israelis provide food, medical treatment and abuse by guards, so what’s really going on there is a bit troublesome to make out.sometimes ''intravenous nutrition''... forcibly, if need be.
26th Jan '17 3:09:16 PM Bissek
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* Taken a step further in the American Civil War. At times when holding or exchanging prisoners of war was unfeasible, captors would often grant prisoners a parole: They would be flat out released and free to go in exchange for signing a paper saying that they will not take up arms against their captors again. Of course, if you got caught violating your parole, ''then'' things get ugly. This system broke down later in the war, once Grant and the Union realized that a manpower shortage was the South's greatest weakness. They held onto their prisoners, the Confederates responded in kind, and by the end of the war POW camps on both sides were some of the nastiest prisons to be seen until the 20th century.

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* Taken a step further in the American Civil War. At times when holding or exchanging prisoners of war was unfeasible, captors would often grant prisoners a parole: They would be flat out released and free to go in exchange for signing a paper saying that they will not take up arms against their captors again. Of course, if you got caught violating your parole, ''then'' things get ugly. This system broke down later in the war, once Grant and the Union realized that a manpower shortage was the South's greatest weakness. They held onto their prisoners, the Confederates responded in kind, and by the end of the war POW camps on both sides were some of the nastiest prisons to be seen until the 20th century.century[[note]]The most notorious Confederate POW camp, located in Andersonville, Georgia, had a 30% death rate among prisoners, primarily because of diseases that spread rapidly due to overcrowding and because they lacked the resources needed to provide enough food for the prisoners. The commandant of Andersonville was the only person to be hung for war crimes in the Civil War.[[/note]].
26th Jan '17 10:34:27 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' raid a prison to free their cousin Country Cowfreak. After killing dozens of police they find him, and are shocked to find he doesn't want to leave. He has a cell to himself with everything he could want - waterbed, 8-track stereo, color teevee...and they let him have all the dope he wants. At the end it turns out it was AllJustADream.

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* ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' raid a prison to free their cousin Country Cowfreak. After killing dozens of police they find him, and are shocked to find he doesn't want to leave. He has a cell to himself with everything he could want - waterbed, 8-track stereo, color teevee... and they let him have all the dope he wants. At the end it turns out it was AllJustADream.



* A similar situation was displayed in the film ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'' when Henry Hill was serving his first prison sentence with Big Paulie and other members of their crew. As the film was based on Henry Hill's memoirs it was exaggerated, but still...

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* A similar situation was displayed in the film ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'' when Henry Hill was serving his first prison sentence with Big Paulie and other members of their crew. As the film was based on Henry Hill's memoirs it was exaggerated, but still...still....



** Madanach, the leader of the Forsworn and a prisoner in Markarth's Cidna Mines, gets his own private cave with a bed, desk, fully stocked bookcase, and bodyguard in exchange for using his forces to help the Silver-Bloods. This doesn't seem like much, but considering the other prisoners have to mine for silver, and don't even have a bedroll to lay on...

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** Madanach, the leader of the Forsworn and a prisoner in Markarth's Cidna Mines, gets his own private cave with a bed, desk, fully stocked bookcase, and bodyguard in exchange for using his forces to help the Silver-Bloods. This doesn't seem like much, but considering the other prisoners have to mine for silver, and don't even have a bedroll to lay on...on....



* A caveat noted in Creator/WilliamMakepeaceThackeray's historical novel ''Henry Esmond'', is that while the wealthy like the title character could afford a comfortable confinement, it was at a truly exorbitant price. When their money ran out...

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* A caveat noted in Creator/WilliamMakepeaceThackeray's historical novel ''Henry Esmond'', is that while the wealthy like the title character could afford a comfortable confinement, it was at a truly exorbitant price. When their money ran out...out....



* Minimum security prisons are more comfortable than max-security ones, for obvious reasons. Oh, and there's that Austrian Max-Sec prison that looks like an art college dorm...

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* Minimum security prisons are more comfortable than max-security ones, for obvious reasons. Oh, and there's that Austrian Max-Sec prison that looks like an art college dorm...dorm....



* Despite having the reputation of a TailorMadePrison, the famous Bastille in the pre-Revolutionary France was actually designed to be a prison made of this trope. It was next to impossible to escape and the inmates' identities were a carefully guarded secret, but most of them were political prisoners and noblemen who had caused embarrassment to someone of higher status, most who could expect to be released when their families paid the right people; others were non-violent criminals who had caused the government embarrassment, and a few ere simply insane (as an example, when the Bastille was stormed on 14 July 1789, it housed seven prisoners--four forgers, two lunatics, and the "deviant" aristocrat the Comte de Solages (the Creator/MarquisDeSade having been moved out of the Bastille to a lunatic asylum ten days earlier; de Sade is himself an example of easy treatment, being a high-ranking noble imprisoned for sodomy and poisoning, and was allowed many luxuries befitting his status--he was moved to the asylum for having yelled to a crowd outside the prison on 2 July that the government was killing prisoners in the Bastille when in fact it was not). Some even rose to high positions in the government after their release, so the wardens were extra careful on how to treat prisoners who could one day become their immediate superiors.

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* Despite having the reputation of a TailorMadePrison, the famous Bastille in the pre-Revolutionary France was actually designed to be a prison made of this trope. It was next to impossible to escape and the inmates' identities were a carefully guarded secret, but most of them were political prisoners and noblemen who had caused embarrassment to someone of higher status, most who could expect to be released when their families paid the right people; others were non-violent criminals who had caused the government embarrassment, and a few ere simply insane (as an example, when the Bastille was stormed on 14 July 1789, it housed seven prisoners--four forgers, two lunatics, and the "deviant" aristocrat the Comte de Solages (the Creator/MarquisDeSade having been moved out of the Bastille to a lunatic asylum ten days earlier; de Sade is himself an example of easy treatment, being a high-ranking noble imprisoned for sodomy and poisoning, and was allowed many luxuries befitting his status--he was moved to the asylum for having yelled to a crowd outside the prison on 2 July that the government was killing prisoners in the Bastille when in fact it was not).not)). Some even rose to high positions in the government after their release, so the wardens were extra careful on how to treat prisoners who could one day become their immediate superiors.



* MCI Concord (in Massachusetts) has a building called “The Farm” for minimum-security prisoners. It is an actual farm, with “cells” designed to look like a normal room, and also gives inmates the ability to control their rooms, like turning on/off lights, air conditioning, etc. The Farm allows inmates to learn cooking, and people can even visit a restaurant staffed almost entirely by inmates to eat what they create (corrections officers also dine there). The Farm doesn't even have any walls...but this, in of itself, is a test.

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* MCI Concord (in Massachusetts) has a building called “The Farm” for minimum-security prisoners. It is an actual farm, with “cells” designed to look like a normal room, and also gives inmates the ability to control their rooms, like turning on/off lights, air conditioning, etc. The Farm allows inmates to learn cooking, and people can even visit a restaurant staffed almost entirely by inmates to eat what they create (corrections officers also dine there). The Farm doesn't even have any walls... but this, in of itself, is a test.
25th Jan '17 10:41:01 AM VicGeorge2011
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* Alphatraz, the prison planet in ''Planet Terry'', turns out to be a luxury prison where the prisoners are in charge of the facility.
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