yyaldrin

in je ogen waait de wind
it happened to another friend of mine actually who had to go 30 days as well and did decide to go but he changed his mind after two days inside (did save him 60 euro).
 

boxedjoy

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I can pay my rent and bills but I don't have that kind of money left over and I doubt most people I know would too.
 

yyaldrin

in je ogen waait de wind
30 days of jail over 1000 euro? What is this possibly for? What a silly, obscene system, to lock people up over 1000 euros
prisons in berlin are full of people who have been caught dodging fares in public transport and weren't able to pay their fines. it is obscene yes, and not that it should matter, but even from an economical standpoint it doesn't make sense, incarcerating these people actually costs more.
 

suspendedreason

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That's wild, I had no idea. They put people in prison for dodging bus fares? Insane. Even America, prison capital of the world, doesn't do shit like that.
 

boxedjoy

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Berlin's transport system genuinely blows my mind. People talk about London and the tube but I think Berlin's mix of trams and rail is incredible and the ease and speed you can get from A to B, even as a clueless tourist with no language skills, is so impressive.
 

luka

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Staff member
You go and sit in a waiting room full of daughters and wives full of unassuagable pain, horrible despair sinking into your skin
 

luka

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Staff member
Then you get into the school canteen visiting area and buy them a twix and Ribena and they shuffle out in a coloured tabard
 

luka

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Staff member
Guards everywhere with pot bellies and demeaning uniforms looking awkward
 
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