By: Darren Miller
Fyre Festival Founder Lucks Out By Going To Prison Instead of Fyre Festival
Man, six years is a lot of time to spend in prison for completely ruining a music festival that never even started. But Fyre Festival was definitely that much of a complete disaster, so disgraced organizer Billy McFarland ‘s sentence honestly seems good. Prosecutors even asked for 11.
Which brings us to the most important question of this entire saga:
How will prison conditions compare to the conditions concertgoers experienced at Fyre Festival?
Luckily, we ‘ve already been investigating this for
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According to the Vera Institute of Justice, it costs the state an average of $31,000 per inmate, per year. The prisoner pays nothing, but also makes $1-2 an hour for what is essentially modern slave labor if they get a job that helps decrease their time served. Honestly, it ‘s a terrible situation.
Tickets started at $450 for out-by-nightfall day passes and +$12,000 for deluxe packages. So, sure, prison is still definitely worse, but not by nearly enough. Fyre Festival wins this round, but does not advance unscathed.
The most important thing in day-to-day life is, of course, food.
According to Wikipedia, a typical state prison meal consists of:
- 2-3 ounces of meat or meat byproduct
- half a cup of vegetables
- three-quarters of a cup of a starch
- three-quarters of a cup of salad with dressing
Wow, that ‘s actually kind of tough to beat. Will Fyre Festival even come close?
Nope! Here ‘s the food at Fyre Festival: