|Bed was a steel bunk with a thin mattress. Overhead, a 40-watt bulb stayed lit through the night in each cell.|
Cole County in Jefferson City, Mo., charged $30 a night for anyone who volunteered to go behind bars on Friday or Saturday night so officials could give the new jail a test run before it opened for real this week, Reuters reports.
People from three states spent the night at the jail, including some lawyers and a couple celebrating their first anniversary. They were told to give up their jewelry, cell phones and other personal belongings.
They were booked and photographed and led into the jail cells. Bed was a steel bunk with a thin mattress. Overhead, a 40-watt bulb stayed lit through the night in each cell.
How about the food? Dinner Friday night included cheesy pasta with turkey bits and coffee cake.
There were small rewards for staying in the jail. Each guest got their booking photo as a souvenir and a T-shirt touting their night in the slammer. （点击路透社网站查看原文）
(China.org.cn July 21, 2011)