World of the Bizarre
Indonesia to use crocodiles as prison guards
By T.K. Randall
November 11, 2015 · 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
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