A 60-year-old Spanish man who claims to be desperately lonely and suffering from serious health problems has been trying to be let into prison because he doesn’t want to commit any crimes.
Justo Márquez, a 60-year-old from Granada, Spain, has been standing outside the Alhaurín de la Torre Prison in Malaga for days, hoping to be allowed inside. He has been photographed holding a sign that reads “I want to go to prison” and he told journalists that he has already met with the prison warden who has so far denied his voluntary incarceration. Márquez, who reportedly suffers from cancer, depression, anxiety, and heart problems, said that he is desperate to “stop being lonely 24 hours a day,” and that prison is his best option to do that.
The Granada-born father of five children, whom he has not seen or spoken to in months, spent a couple of years in prison for drug possession, but claims he has been clean for three decades. Still, prison was the only familiar option to combat his loneliness, so he continued to beg to be let in.