Architect: The Chinese Government
Location: Jiangsu Province, China

There are prisons in China that are as corrupt as they are opulent and cushy. Among the most recognized is Yancheng Prison in Jiangsu Province, China. The architecture was based on that of the White House and indeed looks more like a state palace than an internment institution. Reportedly, Yangcheng is the prison of choice for former members of the Communist party, but being incarcerated here means being able to hit up a cocktail lounge or basketball court or just chilling in the cells that are about the size of an average New York City apartment.

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