October 22, 2005

Hypocritical Froggies

"Off to Gitmo? You Lucky Bastard!"

Rat-infested French jails likened to 'dungeons in Middle Ages'

"FRANCE'S prisons are the worst in Europe and their cells are akin to dungeons in the Middle Ages, according to a watchdog's report yesterday.

Hygiene is "deplorable", with inmates crowded into filthy, rat-infested cells, leading to an explosion in the number of prisoners with infectious diseases, the International Observatory of Prisons (IOP) said.

It described conditions as "catastrophic" and condemned the French government for failing to improve matters. "The situation is totally unworthy of our level of civilisation. Conditions of detention are close to those of the Middle Ages," the Paris-based IOP said.

It blamed the government's tougher sentencing polices for aggravating chronically bad prison conditions without solving the problem of delinquency.

The report said French jails suffered from overcrowding, bad hygiene, rising violence and suicide rates of more than six times the national average - France has Europe's highest suicide rate among prisoners."

The Rest Is Here Abu Grahib anyone? I believe this is the same group of indignant outraged Euro's that lambasted the US over embarassing a few members of the ROP. F&%$ing hypocrites.

130 French Jokes

Posted by BillyBudd at October 22, 2005 07:50 PM | TrackBack

Nice find, linking up. ;)

Posted by: Uber at October 22, 2005 11:16 PM

This sounds like a worst nightmare. You'd think people would have second thoughts before breaking the law.

Posted by: Mountain Mama at October 23, 2005 04:49 PM

No, actually the worst nightmare is outside French prisons..........living in France as a Frenchman.

Posted by: Billy Budd at October 23, 2005 04:52 PM

Ah, zee French!

They probably have no choice but to let their convicts rot -- remember, they're a socialist country, the sum total ambition of American liberals -- their tax money's all going to social programs, there's nothing left for the boys in the bastille.

Posted by: Seth at October 24, 2005 01:28 AM

I am not surprised by this. The French talk a good game but that is about it.

Posted by: gindy at October 24, 2005 11:11 PM

I doubt the French even knew they had prisons until now

Posted by: dw at October 25, 2005 02:32 PM
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