Prison island tour in Zanzibar is an half day tour, Prison island is also known as Changuu island, the name "prison island" came after this unique island being used by some sultans of Zanzibar to detain the recalcitrant slaves, it is found about 25 to 30 minutes boat ride motorized from the Stone town. While you are on this magnificent archipelago you will be able to swim around, the picturesque and turquoise waters can create the true color of the paradise, it is safe for all ages and with its white sandy beach many admire how beach-walk is lovely here. Snorkeling at Prison Island With its colorful schools of fish and outstanding coral reefs Prison island has been known as one among the best destinations for snorkeling trips, tropical fish eg black snapper, orange lined triggerfish, spotted garfish, barracuda, longfin bannerfish, emperor angelfish, rabbitfish, clown triggerfish, blue stripe. Take pictures with Giant tortoises Before you will have a delightful swimming, and the wonderful snorkeling, tourists can take a memorable pictures with the giant tortoises, most of these animals are 70 to over hundreds years, with our trained guide, he will start by explaining how are they that keen on particular plants and what general they dislike. This day tour will be the best for snorkeling lovers and as well as beach relaxers, however there are a lot to discover including historical sites. Swimming around Prison Island While you are on this magnificent archipelago you will be able to swim around, the picturesque and turquoise waters can create the true color of the paradise, it is safe for all ages and with its white sandy beach many admire how beach-walk is lovely here.
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Significantly different from most correctional facilities, inmates at San Pedro have jobs inside the community, buy or rent their accommodation, and often live with their families. The sale of cocaine base to visiting tourists gives those inside a significant income and an unusual amount of freedom within the prison walls. Elected leaders enforce the laws of the community, commonly through stabbing. The prison is home to nearly 3, inmates not including the women and children that live inside the walls with their convicted husbands , with additional guests staying in the prison hotel. The book Marching Powder , written by Rusty Young and published in , describes the experiences of the British inmate Thomas McFadden who became known for offering prison tours to tourists. Another book El Choco , by Markus Lutteman, was published in and tells the story about Jonas Andersson, a Swedish inmate who offered prison tours to tourists from Posta, the richest area of San Pedro. The prison was originally designed to hold inmates and now holds nearly inmates. Inmates must purchase their own cells from other inmates because cells are not assigned by or run by any uniformed prison officials. Of those, Posta, Pinos, and Alamos are considered the higher end communities and act similar to gated communities.
The prison is on a 2. Arne Kvernvik-Nilsen,  governor of the prison, leads a staff of 69 prison employees. Of this staff, only five employees remain on the island overnight. Once a prison colony for young boys , the facility is trying to become "the first ecological prison in the world". The Norwegian government purchased the island in for 95, kroner, and the reformatory opened in In , it was the site of an insurrection by the boys which was suppressed by the Norwegian military; this event was later dramatised in the film, King of Devil's Island. The Boys' Home was taken over by the Norwegian government in and shut down in
What do you need? Food, fika, conference room or just a fast lunch? At Prison Island, we have a group offering for all kind of groups and needs. Prison Island is an indoor adventure destination for everyone from years old. All while the clock is ticking. Do you want to be a Franchisee? Read more here. We recommend Prison Island from 9 years old. Some children perceive that some cells are scary due to the lighting and sound. However, keep in mind that children under the age of eight must always be accompanied by a paying adult.