Ex-prisoner buys his former cell

A former prisoner in Australia has decided to buy his own jail cell.
Graeme Alford spent several years in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne, for embezzlement and robbery.
But he is not planning to actually live in the cell again. It is being turned into a wine storage facility as part of the prison’s commercial redevelopment.
Mr Alford, a former barrister, said the purchase was “purely an investment” as he swore to stop drinking after his release in 1980.
Before its closure in 1997, Pentridge prison was Australia’s most notorious jail.

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