Prison is not necessarily supposed to be the happiest place in the world, but some prison officials in Italy have sparked controversy by trying to make things a bit more pleasant for inmates with a twice-weekly happy hour with alcohol and guests.
According to The Local, the female inmates at the San Vittore prison in Milan have been enjoying a special happy hour twice a week, with alcoholic beverages and guests from outside the prison.
The happy hours reportedly lasted late into the night and were supplied by a catering service.
The happy hours were reportedly arranged by staff at the jail, but not everyone has been pleased with the news. OSAPP, the prison guards’ union, has complained to the Ministry of Justice about both the costs and profitability of the happy hours.
The prison service, however, said organizing events for prisoners was not unusual, and that the happy hours had been arranged “in broad daylight.”