Saturday, August 03, 2013

Jailhouse Rock

From The Daily Mail:

Not exactly a relaxing vacation: Inside the hotel converted from a prison where guests are punished with physical exercise for the full 'inmate experience'

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER PUBLISHED: 00:07 EST, 8 July 2013 | UPDATED: 06:27 EST, 8 July 2013

Death row inmates tried to escape from it during World War II - now brave tourists are paying to spend a night in Latvia's notorious Karosta Prison which has been turned into a hotel.

Guests can enjoy the 'full prisoner experience' in Communist-era conditions - including death threats, warning gunfire and cries of despair from fellow inmates - for just $16 a night.

But a night in the nick isn't for the genteel - visitors have to sign a release form acknowledging that they will be treated as a prisoner, complete with verbal abuse and physical exercise.

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