Why this prisoner refuses to leave jail

70-year-old inmate prefers staying in jail; feels psychologically better than being at home. (Supplied)

A 70-year-old Saudi inmate refused to leave prison after completing his jail term, saying he feels better than at being at home.

“When he was told to get ready to be released, he begged the prison chief to let him stay,” the Saudi daily ‘Okaz’ said.

“He said that he feels psychologically better than being at home after meeting some good old people in prison,” it added, without mentioning whether he was allowed to stay.

The paper said the man was jailed in the central town of Buraidah on charges of failing to pay debts.