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Asahikawa Prison revamped for elderly inmates

World / Social Issues Nov 29, 2016

Asahikawa Prison revamped for elderly inmates

Should prison facilities be friendly to aging inmates or remain punitively hard for criminals? It is a question that was faced by Asahikawa Prison in Hokkaido, which was remodeled and reopened earlier this year. The three-story, reinforced concrete building has about 500 private cells, each equipped ...

Inventor says odorless sawdust toilet is something to go on

National Oct 27, 2015

Inventor says odorless sawdust toilet is something to go on

The inventor of a new kind of toilet that uses sawdust calls it a hygienic solution for whenever there is no water or drainage, such as after natural disasters. The Bio-Lux toilet uses a screw mixing mechanism to turn over the sawdust and keep the odor ...