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Tour de France for Prisoners

Nearly 200 French prisoners will take part from June 4 to June 19 in the first Penitentiary Tour de France, a 2,300 kilometer (that’s 1400 miles for Americans, or 5 million cubits for those of you who fancy King James English) bicycle tour through the French countryside. The 196 prisoners will leave Lille with 124 read more »

Penitentiary Tour de France

The 15 stage Penitentiary Tour de France finishes this Friday in Paris, France. Some 200 French prisoners (of whom only a few are attempting the complete Tour), closely accompanied by more than 100 cycling guards, prison sports instructors and magistrates have set off on their own Tour de France. Unlike the usual snarky coverage seen read more »

Penitentiary Tour de France

What laws do I break to get that kit? I was expecting prisoner stripes, not corporate sponsorship. Who gets drug tested more? Pros, or these convicts? The 2009 Prisoner Tour de France departing from Lille in the north of France on June 4. 200 prisoners volunteered for this ride, along with about 100 prison staffers. read more »