Nobody wants to end up in prison, especially inside a prison in which you are likely to get tortured or murdered by either the staff or the other inmates. Yet there are plenty of such prisons in existence, places design to rob even the most optimistic individuals of their very soul. It would be hard to figure out why such places exist to begin with, but given how evil some people are, maybe these places are needed to contain them. This being said, here are the 10 most brutal prisons in the world, places so horrible that most people could not even imagine they existed in the first place.

10Bang Kwang Prison


Bangkok Hilton is the nickname given to Bang Kwang prison in Thailand. This particular prison is known for torturing prisoners on a regular basis. To further worsen the situation, inmates are housed in tiny cells, while those who are on death row usually receive a notice of their impending doom just a few hours before their execution. During the first three months of every prisoner’s sentence they wear shackles on their legs.

Nobody wants to end up in prison, especially inside a prison in which you are likely to get tortured or murdered by either the staff or the other inmates. Yet there are plenty of such prisons in existence, places design to rob even the most optimistic individuals of their very soul. It would be hard to figure out why such places exist to begin with, but given how evil some people are, maybe these places are needed to contain them. This being said, here are the 10 most brutal prisons in the world, places so horrible that most people could not even imagine they existed in the first place.

9Rikers Island Prison


Located in the Bronx area of New York, Rikers Island Prison is one of the strictest jails in the world. The reforms introduced in the prison are in response to the prison’s violent history. The prison’s guards are always afraid due to the violent behaviors they witness on a daily basis. These behaviors include beatings and murders. Annually, the prison receives a budget of $800 million.

Nobody wants to end up in prison, especially inside a prison in which you are likely to get tortured or murdered by either the staff or the other inmates. Yet there are plenty of such prisons in existence, places design to rob even the most optimistic individuals of their very soul. It would be hard to figure out why such places exist to begin with, but given how evil some people are, maybe these places are needed to contain them. This being said, here are the 10 most brutal prisons in the world, places so horrible that most people could not even imagine they existed in the first place.

 

8San Quentin Prison


San Quentin prison is one of the oldest prisons in California, having being established in 1852. The prison has a gas chamber, which fortunately is not used. The prison has had a continuous problem with violence, with the most recent incident being the racially instigated attacks of 2006 that left 2 inmates dead and 100 others injured. In recent times the prison has made strides towards making the prison more bearable.

Nobody wants to end up in prison, especially inside a prison in which you are likely to get tortured or murdered by either the staff or the other inmates. Yet there are plenty of such prisons in existence, places design to rob even the most optimistic individuals of their very soul. It would be hard to figure out why such places exist to begin with, but given how evil some people are, maybe these places are needed to contain them. This being said, here are the 10 most brutal prisons in the world, places so horrible that most people could not even imagine they existed in the first place.

7Alcatraz Island Prison


Alcatraz prison was built to house the most dangerous and scariest criminals in USA. The prison is located on the Alcatraz Island off the coast of San Francisco. One of the most famous inmates of the prison was Al “Scarface” Capone. The prison was closed in 1963 due to its high maintenance cost and also due to the violence associated with it. In particular the “battle of Alcatraz” incident of 1946 where prisoners tried to escape en masse, leading to a high number of casualties.

Nobody wants to end up in prison, especially inside a prison in which you are likely to get tortured or murdered by either the staff or the other inmates. Yet there are plenty of such prisons in existence, places design to rob even the most optimistic individuals of their very soul. It would be hard to figure out why such places exist to begin with, but given how evil some people are, maybe these places are needed to contain them. This being said, here are the 10 most brutal prisons in the world, places so horrible that most people could not even imagine they existed in the first place.

6La Sabaneta Prison


Another prison that is plagued with overpopulation is the Venezuelan prison of La Sabaneta. On paper the prison is supposed to be home to 15,000 prisoners but in reality is home to over 25,000 prisoner. In addition to over population, the prison is understaffed leading to numerous violent fights among inmates. In 1994 and 1995, 108 and 196 prisoners respectively died as a result of prison violence.

Nobody wants to end up in prison, especially inside a prison in which you are likely to get tortured or murdered by either the staff or the other inmates. Yet there are plenty of such prisons in existence, places design to rob even the most optimistic individuals of their very soul. It would be hard to figure out why such places exist to begin with, but given how evil some people are, maybe these places are needed to contain them. This being said, here are the 10 most brutal prisons in the world, places so horrible that most people could not even imagine they existed in the first place.

 

5Gitarama Prison


The Rwandan Genocide was one of the darkest chapters in African history. Sadly, the genocide continues to haunt this small East African nation. Gitarama prison houses prisoners who were incarcerated as a result of the Genocide. The prison, which has a capacity of 500 prisoners, houses over 6,000 inmates. The overpopulation crisis forces many prisoners to stand upright, which in turn leads to their feet rotting. Others have to stand in feces, which results in many infections. The limbs of infected prisoners rot and subsequently fall off, while others have the infected limbs amputated.

Nobody wants to end up in prison, especially inside a prison in which you are likely to get tortured or murdered by either the staff or the other inmates. Yet there are plenty of such prisons in existence, places design to rob even the most optimistic individuals of their very soul. It would be hard to figure out why such places exist to begin with, but given how evil some people are, maybe these places are needed to contain them. This being said, here are the 10 most brutal prisons in the world, places so horrible that most people could not even imagine they existed in the first place.

 

4La Santer Prison


Fourth on the list is France’s La Sante Prison, which is known for its violent inmates. Located in the French capital the prison has a hierarchical system where some prisoners have more power than others. Thus, weaker prisoners find living in the prison unbearable and close to impossible. Numerous prisoners have committed suicide as a result of the prison’s living conditions.

Nobody wants to end up in prison, especially inside a prison in which you are likely to get tortured or murdered by either the staff or the other inmates. Yet there are plenty of such prisons in existence, places design to rob even the most optimistic individuals of their very soul. It would be hard to figure out why such places exist to begin with, but given how evil some people are, maybe these places are needed to contain them. This being said, here are the 10 most brutal prisons in the world, places so horrible that most people could not even imagine they existed in the first place.

 

3Diyarbakir Prison


Turkey is the country with the third most brutal prison on planet earth. Known as Diyarbakir, the prison’s history is beyond dark and includes incarceration of minors. The prison guards are beyond brutal and make the prison one of the most vicious on the planet. In a 1996 incident the guards in collaboration with police beat to death 10 prisoners and injured 23 others. This violent behavior of prison guards towards inmates earns it a spot on this list.

Nobody wants to end up in prison, especially inside a prison in which you are likely to get tortured or murdered by either the staff or the other inmates. Yet there are plenty of such prisons in existence, places design to rob even the most optimistic individuals of their very soul. It would be hard to figure out why such places exist to begin with, but given how evil some people are, maybe these places are needed to contain them. This being said, here are the 10 most brutal prisons in the world, places so horrible that most people could not even imagine they existed in the first place.

 

2Tadmor Prison


Tadmor Prison in Syria occupies position two on the list, reason being that it is one of the worst places for anyone to be incarcerated. The prison has acquired a reputation for being a jail whose sole purpose is to dehumanize its inmates. In 1980, President Hafez al-Assad survived a brutal attack in the prison. In response, the president ordered soldiers to kill every inmate inside. In 2001, the jail was closed only to be reopened 10 years later in 2011. The re-opened prison, however, is just as horrendous as its predecessor.

Nobody wants to end up in prison, especially inside a prison in which you are likely to get tortured or murdered by either the staff or the other inmates. Yet there are plenty of such prisons in existence, places design to rob even the most optimistic individuals of their very soul. It would be hard to figure out why such places exist to begin with, but given how evil some people are, maybe these places are needed to contain them. This being said, here are the 10 most brutal prisons in the world, places so horrible that most people could not even imagine they existed in the first place.

 

1Carandiru Penitentiary


Carandiru prison in Brazil scoops the award for the most brutal and scariest prison in the world. The prison is widely considered the most brutal prison on the planet courtesy of an incident that occurred in 1992, in which 52 prisoners were shot dead. The prison is also known for its horrifying living conditions and staff abuse. In addition, it is estimated that one in every five prisoners is HIV positive.

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