December 28, 2010

How About a Visit to a Romanian Women’s Prison?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:16 pm

No, really.

These are photographs taken by the inmates of a women’s prison in Romania. The living accommodations are not like those I would expect to see in most women’s prisons in the U.S., but never having visited a women’s prison in the U.S., I can’t say for sure. Some of the women are very attractive, some not. There are, predictably, several women who presumably benefit by looking more like men than they do women.

I found the photos to be strangely fascinating.

A couple are NSFW.

via The Ultimate Insult


  1. Romanian women’s prison, huh…? The snow must have been worse than I thought at the House by the Parkway South…

    Comment by gregor — December 28, 2010 @ 9:04 pm

  2. It appears that its kind of like a halfway house… a part of the prison where they are getting ready to be reintroduced back into society. Some of those women… I wonder if their mental illnesses have been addressed. There are some seriously sad stories there…

    Comment by Bou — December 28, 2010 @ 11:30 pm

  3. I actually sat through looking at all the pictures…..There are a few good looking women there except for the tats & scarring on the upper arms, must be a prison thing. Oh yeah, the lesbian thing was quite apparent.
    A whole bunch of sad cases & a goodly number of woofer`s …..Prison is not a place to meet desirable women.
    On the flip side…a photo layout from a men`s prison would reveal even more of the dark side of humanity.

    I say build more prison`s with higher & thicker wall`s with more razor wire around the perimeter.

    Comment by dudley1 — December 29, 2010 @ 9:56 am

  4. Dudley, you’re a fool. We have way to many prison beds already.Most of them are filled with people that are dumber than a box of rocks, but no threat to society. Thousands of violent perps are released every year so they can have space for pot dealers who wouldn’t hurt a flea.


    In the future, please just make your point without hurling gratuitous personal insults at other commenters.

    Thank you.


    Comment by ck — December 29, 2010 @ 5:11 pm

  5. Many years ago, I was in a minimum security woman’s prison for three days. There’s quite a bit of similarity between the photos and what I experienced. The main differences were that we had to wear uniforms…one color if you were in for a felony, a different color for misdemeanors. We weren’t allowed to have makeup or nail polish, so as a substitute, the women would dissolve Skittles candies and use the colored liquid to stain their lips and cheeks…and using the blue Skittles for eyeshadow.

    It was a very sad place. The majority of the women were in for drug charges or prostitution. Many had mental problems. Many had been in jail over and over. There was very little attempt at counseling or rehab. It was basically a holding tank. A place of lost souls and empty lives.

    Nutrition was very very poor. I asked about providing food for my group (cell block) after I got out, but that was not allowed. Very unfortunate, as I felt that better nutrition would really help these women.

    Our “cells” were just small rooms…no bars or doors. Each room had a metal framed bunk bed. Two women to a room. Many of the rooms were decorated the best they could with photos from family, personal drawings, anything the could fashion out of what little was available. The bathroom was actually pretty acceptable. Kind of like a communal bathroom you might find in a gym.

    For most of the time, we were allowed to do whatever we felt like….watch TV, read, wander about, go outside to smoke, talk. But there were head counts at random times all throughout the day and night. You absolutely had to be in your room during the count, or the whole block would go on lockdown. That sucked because you could not leave your room, until lockdown was over….and you never knew how long it would last.

    In the end, I didn’t find it to be a horrifying experience like I had feared. It was pretty mellow, and easy to get by…for a short time. But I came away with a great sadness. There are so many things that could be changed to make the jail experience more productive, more rehabilitating….to help these women learn how to live so that they don’t go back over and over.

    I’m not proud of the fact that I had to go to jail, but I am proud of the fact that I did go through it. It was a profound experience. Once you’ve been on the “inside” you really get a different perspective on a lot of things. And you learn that the jail system is really f*cked up. And sad.

    Comment by DogsDontPurr — December 29, 2010 @ 6:54 pm

  6. wheres all the black chicks.

    Comment by chef of da future — December 29, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

  7. Dudley the Fool? here!…..

    ck, I would have thought you would understand my point being LEGITIMATE criminals belong behind bars & isolated from society. I agree that many people are incarcerated today for crimes with excessive penalties pose no real problem for society.

    1. DUI….The current legal limit of .08 is ridiculous & does nothing to address the problem of the serious alcoholic who regulary tops .20 or higher.
    2. Pot laws should be rescinded , I am not a pot person but do not think it is any worse then regular tobacco or social drinking.

    As for your incarceration in a minimum security prison for 3 days………Looking at the photos of the Romainian women, I seriously doubt they were only incarcerated for 3 days like you served. I suggest the crimes they are in prison for were more serious then what you committed.

    By the way my screen name of Dudley1 is a takeoff of my one time Radio handle of ‘Dudley Doright” when I was a State Deputy Conservation Law Enforcement Officer for 7 years here in Pennsylvania. My experience with criminals was for those who committed crime`s one must consider in the greater sense minor. However , I had ongoing training with the Pennsylvania State Police for Fire Arms, Proper Enforcement procedures & dealing with people. I think I have good ability to recognize the difference between minor & serious crime, certainly more then most of the do-gooders of society.

    I have dealt with the court system & to some degree the incarceration of some perpetrators in the performance of the job……..I can also agree the system is flawed but some people need to be put away for the good of society.

    Comment by dudley1 — December 30, 2010 @ 2:01 pm

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