Than office workers here in the US of A. Just on floor space alone.
ROME (AP) -- A European court ruled Tuesday that Italy's woefully overcrowded prisons violate the basic rights of inmates, fined the government (EURO)100,000 ($131,000) and ordered it to make changes within a year. The finding came three years after Italy's government recognized the problem itself but failed to pass legislation designed to correct it.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled on a case brought in 2009 by seven inmates in two separate prisons who complained that they each were forced to share a 9 square-meter (10.8-squard yard) cell with two other people, giving each inmate 3 square meters (3.6 square yards) of personal space. The men also said they didn't have regular hot water or lighting.
Four people in 30 square feet. Wow. That's a freekin luxury palace compared to what most workers live and work in here. I have never, I repeat NEVER, had a 9' square space of my own. I'd even dream about that. 9 feet, squared. That's like the fucking Cesar's Palace of office cubicles. Four people in 30 square feet? Fuck, I could fit an entire software team in a space like that, and still have enough room for the pool table and couch. Whoa.
Like the prisoner in Life of Brian "they must think the sun shines out your arsehole sonny, some days I just dream of being in a 10 foot cubicle..."