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In between sessions with counselors and talks on religion, prisoners will be able to relax in the spa, sauna, Olympic-sized swimming pool, workout facility or television hall, according to Agence France Presse.
“Just under 3,000 (Islamist prisoners) will have to go through one of these centers before they can be released,” interior ministry spokesman Gen. Mansur al-Turki told AFP.
Another center has opened in Jeddah and three more are planned for the country. The new facility in Riyadh, however, is the first to offer inmates a taste of luxury as an incentive to moderate their beliefs, AFP reported.
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