Indonesia Is Planning To Use Crocodiles As Prison Guards For The Most Practical Of Reasons


Indonesia, a country that has some of the most stringent anti-narcotics laws in the world, is proposing to build a new prison set on an island which would be used solely for housing death-row inmates convicted of drug charges. But because Indonesia’s other prisons are apparently riddled with internal drug rings and corrupt guards, the country’s official anti-narcotics chief Budi Waseso has concocted an especially Bond Villain-like plan for his new prison, which would involve actual crocodiles guarding the island.

Hmm. Is this a good idea? Waseso seems pretty sure of himself, anyway.

“We will place as many crocodiles as we can there. I will search for the most ferocious type of crocodile,” [Waseso] was quoted as saying by local news website Tempo.

“You can’t bribe crocodiles. You can’t convince them to let inmates escape,” he said.

Sure you can, but just where prisoners are going to find a bunch of raw chicken on a prison island in the middle of the damn ocean is another story. Or they can just casually stroll over the crocodile heads to freedom, which is also a very plausible and logical way to escape from an island guarded by vicious man-eating crocodiles.

(Via the Guardian)