By J. DeVoy
Italy is so besieged by gender-bending felons that it’s opening a new prison exclusively for them. Sensitivity training and special accommodations abound.
Around 30 transgender detainees will be moved to the facility from a prison outside Florence, where they are currently serving their sentences.
Most were convicted for prostitution or drug-related offences. The governor of Lazio, the region which includes Rome, had to resign late last year after being caught up in a sex and drugs scandal involving Brazilian transsexual prostitutes.
Lazio always seems to be synonymous with loserdom. See, e.g., Rick Lazio, who ran a hilariously bad campaign in his bid to be elected New York’s senator in 2000.
The new facility, a former medium-security prison for women, includes a sports field, a library and an allotment producing olive oil and wine.
True, it does say “former” medium-security prison, but I don’t think even the most high flying of America’s criminal elite received such accommodations. I have trouble picturing Bernie Madoff stomping grapes to make wine from scratch. Martha Stewart, maybe, but not people like Madoff. These guys..ummm, girls…no, people have it made.