In North America, Club Fed is a derisive term for a prison whose accommodations are less severe than many other prisons. Club Fed is a pun on the "Club Med" chain of all-inclusive resorts. The 1999 movie Office Space made a reference to this style of prison by referring to it as a "white-collar, minimum-security resort."
In Canada, the Joliette Institution for Women was nicknamed "Club Fed" because of the prison's supposedly luxurious conditions and lax restrictions, claims the prison has denied. Also in Canada, the William Head Institution in British Columbia is known as "Club Fed" due to its pastoral country setting which includes tennis courts, baseball diamond, and a small golf course.
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- "Infographic: A look inside B.C.'s 'Club Fed' prison". Calgary Herald. March 9, 2016. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
- "MP vows to look into 'summer camp-like conditions' at B.C. prison". National Post. March 10, 2016. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
- "Whitehorse Daily Star: Inmates enjoy superb view, golf course". Whitehorse Daily Star. Retrieved July 31, 2018.