The Karosta Prison Hotel Immerses You in the Life of a Prisoner

By: Alexander Lam - Published: Jun 18, 2013 • References: karostascietums.lv and psfk
Instead of committing a crime to experience jail, you can visit the Karosta Prison Hotel instead. Previously a 20th-century military jail, the prison has now been converted into a hotel. Adventurous tourists can spend the night as a prisoner with the 'Extreme Night' program.

Lodgers can get the full prisoner experience complete with uncomfortable bedding, prison food and verbally abusive guards. Over the course of 12 hours, the Karosta prison arranges for you to feel exactly like a military prisoner.

The experience is so intense that visitors are required to sign an agreement before embarking on their short incarceration. Among the indignities that you sign up for, guards order you around and food is served through barred doors. In the event that you disobey an order, you're punished with physical exercise or cleaning tasks.