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Kazakh ‘torture’ jail using virtual reality to help prisoners feel joy – The Times

Summary

A Kazakh jail at which prisoners have allegedly been tortured is giving inmates virtual reality goggles to let them experience the Louvre and Hermitage museums, officials have said.

Psychologists in the AK-159/11 Karaganda Oblast Department of Correctional Services facility say the goggles enable prisoners to conduct virtual tours of Kazakhstan’s capital, Nur-Sultan, as well as inte…….

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A Kazakh jail at which prisoners have allegedly been tortured is giving inmates virtual reality goggles to let them experience the Louvre and Hermitage museums, officials have said.

Psychologists in the AK-159/11 Karaganda Oblast Department of Correctional Services facility say the goggles enable prisoners to conduct virtual tours of Kazakhstan’s capital, Nur-Sultan, as well as international museums.

Lieutenant Colonel Yulia Ivanova, the deputy head of AK-159/11, said inmates were highly appreciative. “Most of them feel almost childlike joy and . . . say out loud what they see, trying to share their impressions with others,” she said. The sessions were helping them unwind emotionally, she added.

Inmates have previously accused the guards at the jail of torture. Witnesses told the Organisation for Security and Co-operation

Source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/kazakh-torture-jail-using-virtual-reality-to-help-prisoners-feel-joy-3phnkswnn