Tourists Will Soon Be Able to Live Like Prisoners in Asia’s Biggest Jail

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Tourists Will Soon Be Able to Live Like Prisoners in Asia’s Biggest Jail

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Indian policemen stand guard as an ambulance leaves the main entrance of Tihar Jail in New Delhi on March 11, 2013. Photo courtesy Manan Vatsyayana / AFP

by Shamani Joshi
14 October 2019

Asia’s biggest prison is planning to open its heavily guarded gates to give visitors a taste of jail life for a fee of about Rs 2,000 ($28).

What makes this experience especially intriguing is that Tihar Jail—which is spread across 400 acres and has more than 16,000 inmates locked up in it right now—currently houses notorious criminals like Yasin Bhatkal, the founder of the terror organisation Indian Mujahideen and one of the most wanted men in the country, and Chhota Rajan, the Mumbai-based mobster who was moved to a separate high-security cell here after his gang threatened to poison the prison food.

So while the project will separate tourists from such hardened criminals, a source told India Today that "only selected inmates (convicted) will be allowed to live in this complex with the visitors." "These prisoners will be shortlisted based on their behaviour while they are lodged in jail. It is important for visitors to share the same premises with these inmates so that they can interact with them, listen to their stories,” said the anonymous source.

This prison project is similar to one started in Telangana in 2016, in which visitors can pay Rs 500 to spend a day like a prisoner at the 220-year-old Sangareddy Prison. ... ggest-jail
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Re: Tourists Will Soon Be Able to Live Like Prisoners in Asia’s Biggest Jail

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@Kung-fu Hillbilly you are on a roll today with these articles sir. Keep it up. More bizarre by the moment. This is gold. Like it! :thumb:
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