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Architects Envision ‘Panama Papers Jail’ on Cargo Ship in International Waters

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A concept for a floating prison doubles as a statement about the “Panama Papers” financial scandal by using the documents to build the cells.

The so-called “Panama Papers Jail” was designed by Axel de Stampa, Sylvain Macaux, and Guillaume Devaux.

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The concept says the prison would be completely autonomous and details would imply its self-sustaining as well. The upper deck has agriculture plots and a sports field. Below deck, there would be a sea water treatment plant, workshops, and a gym.

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In 2016, a team of more than 300 journalists worked to unearth the scale and machinations of the secretive offshore tax havens after culling through 11.5 million documents. Their work won them a Pulitzer Prize on Friday, The Guardian reports.

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This version of the Panama Papers is designed to hold those who’s criminal acts of tax evasion were unearthed by the document disclosure, the prison’s built on a cargo ship floating in international waters off the coast of Panama City, according to Designboom. Two thin “sails” divided the jail into sexes, comprising room for 3,300 total.

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