Locked Up In The Lap Of Luxury: One Drug Lord’s Decked-Out Cell

The photos wouldn’t be out place in a Craigslist ad: “Three-room suite features tiled walls, plush chairs, flat-screen TV and plenty of storage. With a conference room and a cozy living room, it’s perfect for both work and relaxation. Treadmill included!”


Chimenes Pavao’s three-room quarters featured a plasma TV, a library and even a collection of DVDs.


Brazilian drug trafficker Jarvis Chimenes Pavao was serving an eight-year sentence for money laundering at the prison, Agence France-Presse reports. After police found a bomb inside the prison, they investigated reports that Chimenes Pavao was planning to escape — and discovered his cozy setup.


“Among the 3,500 inmates at Tacumbu — double its capacity — many already say they miss him. ” ‘I don’t know what’s going to become of us without him,’ said a fellow prisoner, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “He said Chimenes Pavao was a generous benefactor who paid for a football pitch and chapel at the prison, as well as employing bodyguards among the inmates.”



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