Jail cells for surrendering cocaine smugglers will be endowed with kitchenettes, private baths and individual patios, a Bogota newspaper reports.
Citing Justice Ministry official John Jairo Mejia, El Tiempo said in Sunday's editions that each drug trafficker's cell will contain 290 square feet. A common outdoor "green zone" will surround the prisoners.Colombian drug bosses have said between 200 and 300 traffickers are willing to surrender to authorities in exchange for lenient judicial treatment.
Besides an end to extraditions to the United States, the traffickers are demanding specially prepared jails protected by the army and police.
Five traffickers have already turned themselves in, including Fabio Ochoa, the youngest of three brothers who help run the Medellin cocaine cartel.
Mejia denied that traffickers would be given luxury cells.