facebook
twitter
search
search

Spanish official criticizes luxury prison plans

May 9, 2013 at 12:18 PM

MADRID, May 9 (UPI) -- The Spanish interior minister questioned plans for a luxurious prison with flat screen TVs in every cell and an indoor pool.

Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz addressed the country's congress Wednesday and questioned the plans for the luxurious San Sebastian Penitentiary in the Basque region, The Local.es reported Thursday.

"It's unreasonable," he said. "The project must implement services that help to re-educate and reinsert interns into society."

The official said the project will soon be completed at a cost of $11 million.

Joseba Agirretxea, a lawmaker from the Basque National Party, criticized plans to slash the planned prison's budget from $148 million to $91.7 million.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
British festival launches egg 21.7 miles toward space
Tourist's Brooklyn Bridge climb selfie sparks security questions
Vlogger shoots iPhones to determine bullet-stopping capabilities
Woman, 70, finishes 100-mile race with six seconds to spare
74.8-inch Illinois cow posthumously named tallest ever by Guinness