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18th Nov '16 11:53:41 AM NummehCake
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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.
14th Nov '16 3:02:01 PM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/LadiesTheyTalkAbout'': The prisoners get private cells with drawers, comfortable beds, their own record players, and desks for writing.
8th Nov '16 1:41:59 AM Hanz
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** Madanach, the leader of the Forsworn and a prisoner in Markarth's Cidna Mines, gets his own bed, desk, and bodyguard, along with other luxuries. 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, along with other luxuries.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...
6th Nov '16 1:44:03 PM nombretomado
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* One of these features in a skit used at least twice on ''Series/TheJackBennyProgram''. At least once, at the end, JackBenny's character is asked what he did to get sent there and he replies something like [[spoiler: " I won a radio quiz show."]].

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* One of these features in a skit used at least twice on ''Series/TheJackBennyProgram''. ''Radio/TheJackBennyProgram''. At least once, at the end, JackBenny's Creator/JackBenny's character is asked what he did to get sent there and he replies something like [[spoiler: " I won a radio quiz show."]].
3rd Nov '16 9:15:45 PM nombretomado
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* In ''HomeMovies'', Brendon's class is taken on a field trip to a prison as part of a ScareEmStraight program. However, they took them to a white collar prison, which the kids considered akin to this trope. Coach [=McGuirk=] even remarked that the cells were better than his apartment.

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* In ''HomeMovies'', ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'', Brendon's class is taken on a field trip to a prison as part of a ScareEmStraight program. However, they took them to a white collar prison, which the kids considered akin to this trope. Coach [=McGuirk=] even remarked that the cells were better than his apartment.
2nd Nov '16 4:20:37 PM nombretomado
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* In Philip Pullman's ''HisDarkMaterials'', this is the fate of Lord Asriel. He was banished to the North for causing political distress, but was allowed to contract the construction of his own cabin including ''glass windows'' (which were very expensive at that time). He even managed to continue the experiments that got him banished in the first place by having materials and equipment smuggled in.

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* In Philip Pullman's ''HisDarkMaterials'', ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', this is the fate of Lord Asriel. He was banished to the North for causing political distress, but was allowed to contract the construction of his own cabin including ''glass windows'' (which were very expensive at that time). He even managed to continue the experiments that got him banished in the first place by having materials and equipment smuggled in.
22nd Oct '16 4:36:17 PM Everblaster
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This is actually TruthInTelevision; greats like UsefulNotes/AlCapone, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, Pol Pot, and UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet were kept under house arrest or housed in very, very nice prison cells (at least until Capone got transferred to Alcatraz).

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This is actually TruthInTelevision; greats like UsefulNotes/AlCapone, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, Pol Pot, Pablo Escobar and UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet were kept under house arrest or housed in very, very nice prison cells (at least until Capone got transferred to Alcatraz).



* In the real world, cocaine king Pablo Escobar's personal quarters were so good that La Catedral, the prison he was held in, was dubbed the Hotel Escobar.

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* In the real world, cocaine Cocaine king Pablo Escobar's personal quarters were so good that La Catedral, the prison he was held in, was dubbed the Hotel Escobar.Escobar. He had agreed to "surrender" himself to the authorities under the condition that the extradition laws in Colombia were abolished, which they were after he bribed several members of the Constitutional Court. He ran his affairs there unimpeded until two of his cellmates were murdered in there; the government kicked the doors in, but found out that he was tipped beforehand by his cousin (who had a contact in the National Police) and fled. The hunt for him didn't end until he was shot down in the rooftops of Medellin by the police.
10th Oct '16 9:23:52 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', when Jotaro is arrested at the start of the ''Stardust Crusaders'' arc, so many things pop up constantly in his cell that it looks more like someone's bedroom than a prison. He later finds out that all of this is due to Star Platinum's powers, but since he didn't know what a Stand was back then, he just assumed it was some sort of demon doing his bidding.

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* In ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', when Jotaro is arrested at the start of the ''Stardust Crusaders'' arc, so many things pop up constantly in his cell that it looks more like someone's bedroom than a prison. He later finds out that all of this is due to Star Platinum's powers, but since he didn't know what a Stand was back then, he just assumed it was some sort of demon doing his bidding.
10th Oct '16 9:22:29 PM Gamermaster
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* The PenalColony Lutecia was sent to after ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''. It looks like a summer getaway and has no restrictions on outside communication, visitors, and delivered items. Lutecia's only limitation seems to be that she can't leave the ''planet''. Agito even commented in ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX'' on how nice the place is when she visited Lutecia [[spoiler: and her recently re-awakened mother, Megane]] so they could have a picnic there. Unlike most examples, this is less about the prisoner being rich, and more about the prisoner being extremely young and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy not fully accountable]] [[DarkMagicalGirl for her part in the terrorist attack]]. She presumably didn't accept the GetOutOfJailFreeCard the others did. ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' later revealed that it also has a massive personal training camp that Nanoha and crew can occasionally use, complete with a hot spring.

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* The PenalColony Lutecia was sent to after ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''. It looks like a summer getaway and has no restrictions on outside communication, visitors, and delivered items. Lutecia's only limitation seems to be that she can't leave the ''planet''.''planet'' (without permission). Agito even commented in ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX'' on how nice the place is when she visited Lutecia [[spoiler: and her recently re-awakened mother, Megane]] so they could have a picnic there. Unlike most examples, this is less about the prisoner being rich, and more about the prisoner being extremely young and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy not fully accountable]] [[DarkMagicalGirl for her part in the terrorist attack]]. She presumably didn't accept the GetOutOfJailFreeCard the others did. ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' later revealed that it also has a massive personal training camp that Nanoha and crew can occasionally use, complete with a hot spring.
10th Oct '16 9:21:17 PM Gamermaster
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* The PenalColony Lutecia was sent to after ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''. It looks like a summer getaway and has no restrictions on outside communication, visitors, and delivered items. Lutecia's only limitation seems to be that she can't leave the ''planet''. Agito even commented in ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX'' on how nice the place is when she visited Lutecia [[spoiler: and her recently re-awakened mother, Megane]] so they could have a picnic there. Unlike most examples, this is less about the prisoner being rich, and more about the prisoner being extremely young and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy not fully accountable]] [[DarkMagicalGirl for her part in the terrorist attack]]. She presumably didn't accept the GetOutOfJailFreeCard the others did. ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'' later revealed that it also has a massive personal training camp that Nanoha and crew can occasionally use, complete with a hot spring.

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* The PenalColony Lutecia was sent to after ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''. It looks like a summer getaway and has no restrictions on outside communication, visitors, and delivered items. Lutecia's only limitation seems to be that she can't leave the ''planet''. Agito even commented in ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX'' on how nice the place is when she visited Lutecia [[spoiler: and her recently re-awakened mother, Megane]] so they could have a picnic there. Unlike most examples, this is less about the prisoner being rich, and more about the prisoner being extremely young and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy not fully accountable]] [[DarkMagicalGirl for her part in the terrorist attack]]. She presumably didn't accept the GetOutOfJailFreeCard the others did. ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'' ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' later revealed that it also has a massive personal training camp that Nanoha and crew can occasionally use, complete with a hot spring.
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