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Visitors' entrance to the Cielarka Turo prison
|Location||310 Ring Road, |
Sorves Nirava, Liacruz
|Population||8341 (as of December 2011)|
|Former name||La Espina|
|Managed by||Aŭtoritato Malliberejo|
|Jaime Cruz, Riet Irson|
Cielarka Turo (Alconbrian : Rainbow Hill) is a prison exclusively for children located in the outskirts of the sparsely populated town of Sorves Nirava, Liacruz, located in the site of the former Altivebrian military camp La Espina.
Construction began in 2009, after Diego Santos, the Minister of Interior, sought to eliminate Malpuro children from overcrowding the dedicated prisons built in the Metsarbarros. At that time, prisons were an issue dealt by the Ministry of Interior, instead of the Ministry of Security. The camp was official opened on 11 May, 2010; and more than 5000 Malpuro children housed in prisons all over the country were transferred here. Prison population peaked during the 2012 Metsarbarros unrest, which saw over 1000 children arrive every day, increasing the population to nearly 90,000; twice the intended capacity. After a fire which killed nearly 5000 prisoners, and the signing of the First Pasarias-Titeriez Agreement led to the return of 80,000 prisoners.
During the 2014 invasion of Alconbria, the guards stationed in the prison were regrouped and sent to fight the NATO army, and the prison was instead guarded by newly-hired female reservists. Impressed by their success, Fernando Cartonna made them the permanent guards of several other prisons as well.
After former prisoner Jaime Cruz published Rainbow Hill: The Crimes Against Children, the prison became a subject of international discussion, and has been compared to Nazi German concentration camps due to the cruelty and brutality against inmates.
The prison is located in land measuring to nearly 100 acres, all surrounded by a 10m long reinforced angled wall with five layers of electrically charged barbed wire to prevent escapes. The walls are located just behind a ditch, which was dug out by child inmates during the early years of the prison. These ditches also hold the bodies of many of the former inmates, who were either thrown in, or fell in during escape attempts. The bodies mostly are not recovered and are left to rot, and fall prey to the guard dogs and rats who consume them. The walls are patrolled by sharpshooters and snipers who actively try to shoot anyone trying to approach the wall without an overseer. The walls are nearly 15 m thick, and has space to accomate ammunition, supplies and food for the guards, as well as guard doors which allow them to leave/exit the wall without having to travel all the way to the Administrative Block.
At the front of the prison is the impressive Administrative Block, which also houses the quarters of the Warden and the Chief Warden. The building also houses the communications network, ammunition and supplies depot, visiting center, accountancy and administrative offices, planning offices and a large conference room. To the left of the Administrative Block lies several helipads, in which everything from new guards, supplies and prisoners are brought in. A partially completed aircraft runway lies immediately south to the helipads. To the right of the Admin Block lies the Camp Quarters- the residential areas provided to Alconbrian camp guards, security personnel, visiting military commandants and Alconbrian civilians. The quarters resembled a modern township, complete with two schools and a multi-specialty hospital catering to the guards or their families. Spouses of those employed in the prison usually ran small scale businesses like supermarkets, salons or internet cafes. The residents of the quarters were permitted a 24/7 helicopter service to the nearest large city, from where they could take a bus to anywhere in the country. Since the military bans the usage of Skloris in the prison, Malpuro prisoners caught wandering near the quarters are caught and made to work as skloris. This does not affect their prison sentence though, which is simply paused when an inmate becomes a sklori. At times, guards brought their families to the wards and selected a sklori for home use.
An example is the case of a Malpuro girl, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for petty theft. Five months into her tenure, she was forcibly taken as a sklori by a female guard and worked at her house, where the guard's family of four lived. 14 years later, the guard was discharged from guard duty, and the Malpuro girl was let go, but was prevented from exiting, as official records had it that she has only completed five months of her 10 year sentence. Her 14 years of slavery weren't considered to be time in prison. Also, she was 19 years when she was freed from being a sklori, and thus was relocated to the Santanier prison, where it is believed that she spent a year before she died of malaria.
Right before the Admin Block lies the massive parking lot, in which employees and non-Malpuro visitors can park cars. As cars are most allowed to pass through, there is an underground walkway connecting the parking lot and the residential quarters.
Coming to the prison, there were 5 wards, each capable of holding 9000 inmates. For the most part, only one of the ward, Ward D was active due to a lack of prisoners. Ward D was shaped like a + sign, and had 4 long corridors in 4 floors, of which 2 floors only stored prisoners. Each floor can accommodate 750 prisoners. The corridors housing inmates from age 1-13 had no cells, as inmates were usually tied up and suspended upside-down from the ceiling, as they were denied beds. Immediately below them is a large watersink, in which they can urinate or defecate. Since they were tied up, many of them ended up urinating unto themselves and unable to defecate. Prisoners aged 13-17 were not provided beds, and instead had to sleep on the floor; usually on the watersink, which were described as 'sleeping on the trough urinals'. At the intersection of the four corridors lay the washing areas. Children are usually dumped into area, and are washed by automatic flowing water to stimulate a bath, and are then sprayed with disinfectants and chemicals, primarily at the request by the guards. People aged 13-17 were given a relatively dignified open bathing area, where they would receive two hours of cold untreated sea water in the morning, and one of flowing water right at midnight. The water is usually mixed with other chemicals and disinfectants. The other wards mostly follow a similar style.
Located in a desolate corner is the mess. The mess building has four floors, with the kitchen being located in the top, and a storage room in the floor below, the women's eating area in the second floor and the men's eating area in the ground floor. The food prepared by female inmates is then sent into a mashing machine, which then mixes it with rotten and expired leftovers, and creates a slush which is fed to the prisoners, along with a carton of expired milk and a fresh loaf of bread, baked by inmates. The food is left open as it passes through the third floor, leading to several guards using it to add poison, alcohol or at times, even urinate into the food before it gets served. Directly opposite to the mess on the other side is the prisoner's school. It was a small three floored building with 14 'classrooms', each designed to hold 30 students and two adults.
Immediately outside the mess is a 100m running track, which is used to hold sporting events, along with a boxing ring. There is a large yard, and followed by it is several factories set up by companies who benefit from the slave labour. Most of the Malpuro inmates were employed at the factories. On the far end lies a coal mine, in which the children are marched to and sent to work. There is also a small farm where the prisoners grow vegetables and poultry for the Alconbrians living in the quarters. The Rega Armilaro Corporation leases a large swathe of land in the prison compound, where it has built a proving ground for it's vehicles, as well as shooting range for testing firearms. The Alconbria Military Industries followed suit, and both companies use the inamtes for quality testing.
Just right beside the entrance to the coal mine is the prison's crematorium, which is located a couple of miles next to the Building 16, which is speculated to house the execution chambers of the prison. Immediately adjacent is it's annex, which is used to stored the apparatus required for execution.
The following companies are known to have factories set up inside the prison premises:
- Alconbria Military Industries
- Bravonto Aerospace
- Klosner & Gȍrr
- Rega Armilaro Corporation
- PSE-T Chemicals
- Kitsneist (Child & mother products) Company