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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.

On:           Feb 15, 2010
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    • fradiavolo

      Gotta give the Italians props for style!

      Feb 15, 2010 at 12:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • zenflo

      In a pinch, olive oil makes for a decent masturbatory lube.

      Not that I would know.

      Feb 15, 2010 at 1:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA

      Zenflo, add a few cherry tomatoes, shallots, butter lettuce, and a potent Balsalmic vinegar and you’ve got yourself a healthy and delicious snack.

      Feb 15, 2010 at 1:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • zenflo


      Also of note, the older prisoners — who are responsible for tending the grapes — have announced plans to market their own wine, to be called Vintage Tranny.

      Feb 15, 2010 at 2:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill

      Sounds nicer than some of the hotels I have visited in Europe………….

      Feb 15, 2010 at 2:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA

      So when they say, “Look at the legs on this” they won’t know whether to look at the wine glass swirls or the girls.

      Feb 15, 2010 at 2:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Randy

      My God, stop making fun of the transgendered. They are just like the rest of us.

      Feb 16, 2010 at 2:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA

      Dear Randy, I apologize if any of my comments above offended you.

      Feb 16, 2010 at 8:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Miguel

      Why does Queerty continue to post about trangendered” criminals, as if that has anything to do with gay people. Last week, it was a post about a homicidal, meth addicted transgendered prostitute. Today, it is a post about a prison for transgendereds. This has nothing to do with gays or gay issues. The idea that gay is the equivalent of, or is inherently associated with, trangenderism is a foul lie. Queerty should be exposing lies, not perpetuating them.

      Feb 16, 2010 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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