- Social media users have expressed surprise as photo and video emerged of a 5-star prison
- The exquisite prison boasts of a standard studio, nice eatery, sitting room with cushion chairs and so forth
- Some tweeps said they would gladly relocate to that prison, others thought it could equate to the abode of a rich man anywhere
Social media users have reacted to an emerging video of a prison that has facilities usually found in a 5-star hotel.
The trending video which was shared on Twitter by @ayemojubar showed the inside of a mini prison facility in Norway.
In what came as a huge surprise to many Nigerians, the facility has a standard studio for recording music, an exquisite sitting room with cushion furniture, a television set and a nice eatery.
Prisoners there also use washing machine, dryer, wardrobes and other benefits usually obtainable in well-to-do homes.
Nigerians marvelled at the beautiful site, some frowned at it stressing that having such in the country will only encourage crimes.
"Build this in Nigeria, and you'd see people commit crimes just to go lounge here. Our situations are different. This can only happen where life outside is better than prison.
"BTW, if we have an effective criminal justice system, more than half our population will be in prison."
"Nigeria can only be a serious country with reasonable government when we start seeing good hospitals and a well built schools. It will take Nigeria 100yrs to get to where Norway is."
"But do yah know that if Nigerians enjoy half of what Norway government gives to dia citizens you will see no Nigerian in any prison in this our country
"Wen life is hard you think of crime dose Norway citizens in prison can’t stay a day in our country.''
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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that about 9 prisons that are more luxurious than school hostel rooms.
One of those is HMP Addiewell in Scotland. Her Majesty's Prison Addiewell in southern Scotland allows each of its resident inmates 40 weekly hours of productive skill-building.
This correctional facility focuses on helping prisoners transition back to civilian life in a purposeful and fulfilling manner.
It is followed by the Otago Corrections facility in New Zealand. Otago provides its inmates with comfortable rooms. The prison attributes great significance to change through skill-building.