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Indonesia to use crocodiles as prison guards

By T.K. Randall
November 11, 2015 · Comment icon 13 comments



Could crocodiles stop prisoners from escaping ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Spencer Wright
A remarkable new plan could see drug convicts incarcerated within a prison guarded by crocodiles.
Not content with the potential for death row drug inmates to escape by bribing the guards, Indonesiaís anti-drugs agency has put forward plans to build a radical new type of prison.

Unlike conventional jails however, this one will be replacing human guards with crocodiles.

"We will place as many crocodiles as we can there," said anti-drugs chief Budi Waseso who plans to scour the archipelago for the reptiles. "I will search for the most ferocious type of crocodile."
"You canít bribe crocodiles. You canít convince them to let inmates escape."

The plan is still very much at the drawing board stage at this point however authorities seem to be convinced that staffing a prison with ferocious reptiles is a better idea than using human guards.

Where exactly the prison will be located, how much it will cost and when it will open however are all currently still under discussion - as is the question of how the animals will be housed and fed.

Whether the idea will ever actually work in practice also remains a matter of some debate.

Source: The Guardian | Comments (13)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #4 Posted by Myles 7 years ago
Can't replace all guards, but can certainly be affective.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Shayde 7 years ago
Interesting idea.... But it wouldn't work. I mean, c'mon, hasn't anybody else not seen Live and Let Die? James Bond managed it!
Comment icon #6 Posted by Thorvir Hrothgaard 7 years ago
Interesting idea.... But it wouldn't work. I mean, c'mon, hasn't anybody else not seen Live and Let Die? James Bond managed it! James Bond wouldn't be in that kind of a prison in the first place.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Use your brain 7 years ago
This is a man who is truly for a war on drugs, you can tell he isn't taking a cut. While I admire his enthusiasm, I believe he still has some creases to iron out. Crocodiles are not hard to kill and aren't even particularly aggressive, they are also expensive to feed. He should push for poisonous snakes or the like.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Still Waters 7 years ago
Not just crocodiles it seems, tigers and piranhas as well. After sparking ridicule with a proposal to build a prison island for drug convicts surrounded by crocodiles, Indonesia's anti-drugs czar has now gone further -- revealing on Friday he also wants tigers and piranhas as guards. https://uk.news.yaho...99.html#ZKtd6gr
Comment icon #9 Posted by Thorvir Hrothgaard 7 years ago
I like this crazy man's train of thought.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Eldorado 7 years ago
I like this crazy man's train of thought. He hasn't seen the Birdman of Alcatraz. Some cons are good with critters, you don't want to be giving them pets with big teeth.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Thorvir Hrothgaard 7 years ago
He hasn't seen the Birdman of Alcatraz. Some cons are good with critters, you don't want to be giving them pets with big teeth.
Comment icon #12 Posted by AstralPhae 7 years ago
Hahaha hmm ok
Comment icon #13 Posted by DanteHoratio 7 years ago
The inmates could have some food to eat now at least, I know some people have said that Crocodile meat taste pretty good.


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