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Italy’s New Prison for Transgender Inmates Will Have Its Own Olive Grove and Vineyard

While America’s prison overcrowding means transgender inmates are sometimes housed adjacent to convicts of the opposite gender, Italy is debuting its first prison just for transgender criminals. The facility opens in March, and will feature “26 reportedly spacious cells” as well as “a library, a recreation room, a dental surgery, sanatorium, an olive grove, greenhouses, a farm and a vineyard.”

Perhaps that’s the difference between a prison and a “correctional facility”?

Or the difference between Italian and American prisons: In Italy, wardens want to ensure inmates have the finest varietals; in America, it’s whatever you can whip up in a trash bag.