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Female prisoners fined up to Dh11,000 over mashed potato fight in jail

If they fail to pay, the inmates could face 180 additional days behind bars


Published: Thu 27 Jan 2022, 8:33 AM

Two female inmates at a German prison have been served a hefty fine for a brawl that began with a food fight.

German news agency DPA reported Wednesday that the cellmates at a prison in Augsburg began throwing potato mash at each other following a disagreement. Then one woman threw her entire plate at the other, who responded in kind.

The situation then escalated into a brawl in which both inmates were injured, dpa reported.


A court in the southern town of Augsburg sentenced one defendant to pay a fine of 2,700 euros (Dh11,130) while the other received a fine of 1,800 euros (Dh7,420). If they fail to pay, the women can spend another 180 or 120 days behind bars, respectively.

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