Luxurious Prison With Air-conditioned Cells, Plasma TVs and Room for S*x - 4 years ago
The cells were more like designer flats with en-suite bathrooms, colour-coordinated furniture, LED lighting and well-stocked fridge-freezers. This is the luxurious prison where criminals enjoyed air-conditioned cells complete with plasma TVs, games consoles and even a ‘Kamasutra room’ that is used for conjugal visits with their wives and girlfriends. Members of organised crime gangs from an overcrowded jail were transferred to a new maximum security prison. But photos of their former pampered prison have been posted on social media. The cells were more like designer flats with en-suite bathrooms, colour-coordinated furniture, LED lighting, food blenders, coffee machines and well-stocked fridge-freezers. They included photos of nicely-decorated, air-conditioned cells with 52 inch flat-screen televisions, computer consoles and top games including FIFA and Grand Theft Auto. Some of the inmates even had access to a special comfort room with mirrors and ambient lighting, dubbed the Kamasutra, for conjugal visits with their wives and girlfriends. Entering the Kamasutra was reportedly a privilege for gang leaders and other senior gang members who earned the right through carrying out crimes for their bosses. A total of 773 gang members were moved from the Marco Aurelio Soto prison in Tamara, near the Honduran capital city of Tegucigalpa, to the new El Pozo 2 jail in La Tova in the western Honduran department of El Paraiso. And, when they could not enjoy the pleasures of female company, the inmates organised computer game tournaments to keep themselves amused behind bars. All are believed to be members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Barrio 18 gangs in Honduras which is regarded as one the most dangerous countries in the world. Hondurans were shocked when pictures of the conditions they had enjoyed at the severely overcrowded prison were posted on social media. In one room, wall decorations included a mirror framed in the shape of a snake in the shape of ’18’ to denote the Barrio 18 gang. The gang members were transferred to their new maximum security prison under a heavy security escort supervised by the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez. Prisons in Honduras are notorious hotbeds of gang activity, with fights, extortion, drug deals and killings common in the country’s overcrowded facilities.