Disgraced politician Bo Xilai was convicted on Sunday of bribery, embezzlement, and abuse of power, and will likely be spending his life-long prison term in a fancy five-star luxury resort prison. Bo will be enjoying a private room and pleasant facilities, which would almost be enough to make one forget that they can never, ever, leave.
Bao Tong, a former secretary of the Politburo Standing Committee, said that the Qincheng prison was “like a five-star hotel.”
Corrupt and disgraced high ranking politicians have been (involuntarily) flocking to Qincheng, where they can kick back in large private cells equipped with soft beds, sofas, desks, and en-suite bathrooms. The prisoners can also choose their clothes, drink milk for breakfast and eat varieties of soups and meat dishes.
Some of the chefs who work in the prison used to work in Beijing’s top hotels, and the prison grounds include pavilions, trees and gardens.
Sounds like Bo Xilai will have a comfortable time just like Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in La Catedral.
Pretty ironic when given that Bo Xilai said he was “ready to face the ‘miseries’ of imprisonment.”
[Image via: Kizaz]