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    Paris Terror Suspect Quickly Becoming France's Most Expensive Prisoner

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    The detention of Paris attacks terror suspect Salah Abdeslam is quickly becoming an expensive proposition, French radio network RTL reports.

    26-year old Salah Abdeslam, the main suspect in the terrorist attacks that rocked Paris in November 2015, is being held under exceptional circumstances at the Fleury-Merogis Prison, monitored 24 hours a day as he awaits trial.

    The prison has been spending extravagant sums of money on his imprisonment, RTL reported. And although the prison administration has refused to disclose the official budget spent on the terror suspect, the radio station has found out that a tidy sum of €13,000 has been spent procuring seven cameras to monitor him.

    The prison has provided him with two cells all to himself, with the prisoner periodically moved from one to another, "for safety reasons," RTL explained. Each cell is equipped with two cameras.

    At the same time, the gym and exercise yard are also monitored remotely. A seventh camera has been placed in the multipurpose room. Guards have been assigned to monitor the activity on the camera at all times, two at night and one each in the morning and afternoon.

    Therefore, RTL noted, it wouldn't be at all out of place to suggest that Salah Abdeslam "is not only the most watched prisoner in France, but also the most expensive."


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