facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Spanish official criticizes luxury prison plans

May 9, 2013 at 12:18 PM   |   Comments

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.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
'Stay of execution' for bird living in store 'Stay of execution' for bird living in store
2
Girl, 10, defeats Army JROTC cadet at push-ups Girl, 10, defeats Army JROTC cadet at push-ups
3
Irish man called officer 'gay,' exposed buttocks Irish man called officer 'gay,' exposed buttocks
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback