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Pensioner chooses prison over fine

National News // April 13, 2018

A 75 year old pensioner in canton Thurgau decided to go to prison for week and not pay a CHF 700 traffic fine – and says he enjoyed it and would do it again.

pixabay Pensioner chooses prison over fine

He spent the week at a prison in Frauenfeld.

He says he had his own cell where he watched television, read the papers, played Sudoku – and he could even smoke.

His family were not as thrilled as him at his decision – but he has no regrets - he even says the food was quite good.

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