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kottke.org posts about prison

Why is the burglary rate in Austria so high?

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 21, 2007

Why is the burglary rate in Austria so high? Perhaps because of the great minimum security prisons. The outside of one particular prison is all glass like an Apple Store, the furniture is nicely designed, and the sports facilities are top-notch.

Design Observer has a slideshow of various (

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 31, 2006

Design Observer has a slideshow of various (and ingenious) prison shivs collected by Chris Kasabach and Vanessa Sica.

Steve makes prison wine out of moldy

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 08, 2005

Steve makes prison wine out of moldy bread, ketchup, grape juice, raisins, garbage bags, and tube socks. “It’s hard to believe this started out as a bag of fruit snacks and grape juice. Yet somehow these ingredients went from sweet and child-like to harsh and alcoholic quicker than Lindsay Lohan.”