Prisoners demand red wine with their dinner

Kvíabryggja is where Iceland's jailed bankers serve their sentence.

Kvíabryggja is where Iceland's jailed bankers serve their sentence. Photo/ Mbl.is

Prisoners at Kvíabryggja, a prison for Iceland's white-collar criminals, have demanded red wine and other alcoholic drinks with their food on special occasions. 

"Yes, we have received demands from certain prisoners to enjoy red wine or other alcoholic drinks with their food but this demand was of course denied," said Icelandic prison director Páll Winkel in reply to a query by Morgunblaðið today. Winkel adds that the same rules adhere to all Icelandic prisoners in that they are not allowed to drink alcohol or take drugs within the prison walls. What kind of crime they are imprisoned for is of no importance in the matter. 

Kvíabryggja prison has no bars or fences and is located in an old farm in picturesque Snæfellsnes, West Iceland.

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