Type: Neo-Paris landmarks
La Bastille fortress is a paradox; at times the focus of the fiercest criticism, while heaped with praise at others, this experimental prison has combined the constraints of physical incarceration with a flexible and ethical management of its detainees.
Prisoners are subjected to a temporary memory wipe on arrival at the prison; stripped of their memories, they have no reason to harbor feelings of violence, hatred or vengeance. Nor do they feel the need to escape, as they have forgotten the outside world even exists. Memory wiping offers them a clean mental slate on which they can reinvent themselves. It has effectively neutralized the criminal networks that tend to infect various penitentiaries.
A panoptic surveillance system enables the subdued and non-violent inmates to move freely within the prison. Another innovation is the individual cells managed by an automated hoist system that moves prisoners around without human intervention, thus reducing potential conflict situations.
However, some critics oppose the memory wiping procedures in La Bastille. Certain political factions, in particular the Errorist movement, denounce the indignity of this treatment, comparing it to brainwashing. Madame, La Bastille's prison governor, responded to her detractors in no uncertain terms, stating that the prisoners' memories are stored in memory confinement servers and returned to their owners the day they leave the prison. They have no recollection of their time at La Bastille and no escapes have ever taken place. What more could you ask of a prison?