Only in a few countries like India human rights are protected along with the provision of punishment for criminals. Otherwise, in most of the countries of the world, strict laws are applied against criminals, especially those involved in serious crimes. There are many countries where criminals have to suffer ‘hell’ and have to go through this cruelty from the first day of imprisonment. Their imprisonment experience is not as comforting as in India, but rather a ‘nightmare’. Read the rest of the description of the Top 10 Horrible Prisons in the world.
10. La Sabaneta Prison, Venezuela
The details of the atrocities that took place in this prison in South America will make your spine chilled. Considered one of the most brutal prisons in South America, the prison has gained a reputation for torturing inmates.
When there is a problem in prison, they are not given any medical help.
Not only that, the food crisis is always in this prison. The madness is so regular in this prison that once 700 prisoners died of cholera. In 1994, 100 prisoners were killed here. Violence is a daily occurrence in these prisons and the prison authorities have instructed the prisoners to use any object near them as a weapon to attack each other.
9. Black Dolphin Prison, Russia
This jail in Russia houses the worst of the worst – murderers, rapists, pedophiles, and cannibals. Due to the nature of the convicts, the warders are just as cruel. The prisoners aren’t allowed to take a seat or rest from once they awaken until it’s time to sleep, and that they also are blindfolded and held in stress positions while being transported around.
8. Gitarama Prison, Rwanda
There is not enough space in this prison for the prisoners, what could be bigger torture than this! Originally designed for 400 inmates, the prison has more than 6,000 inmates. The occupied area was also filled with human waste, which rotted and emerged as the cause of death of the prisoners.
It is reported that the food supply here is so meager that the prisoners tear each other’s flesh in frustration and hunger. Most of the detainees were involved in genocide-related crimes.
7. Diyarbakir Prison, Turkey
According to Listovative, this is the highest human rights violation in the prison. Many physical, mental, and sexual abuses of prisoners in this prison have been going on for a long time. But this is nothing; the most horrible aspect of this prison is that the children here are also locked up for life, without the slightest grace.
6. Petak Island Prison, Russia
A prison mainly for murderers, rapists and cannibals. This bleak prison is particularly adapted to carry the country’s most dangerous criminals. They utilize a system of mental and physical stress techniques to interrupt down the desire of their prisoners.
The inmates are in their tiny cells for 22 hours a day; they are not allowed to read books and are allowed two short meets with family members in a year. The toilet facilities are also abysmal, and torture is common.
5. Bang Kwang Prison, Thailand
Heard, the stress here is enough to drive a person crazy in a month. During the first three months, the prisoners were tied to their feet with iron, and if they were not later executed, the iron was fixed to their feet.
It is considered to be the most brutal prison in Thailand. It is a prison for many foreigners and death row inmates.
4. Tadmor Military Prison, Syria
Amnesty International has declared the prison “the most oppressive prison in the world.” The organization further said that every work of the prison was done for the purpose of torturing the prisoners.
The guards of this prison are famous for their reckless treatment of prisoners. Prison authorities have also issued “licenses” for cutting prisoners with axes, tying ropes to their bodies, and even beating prisoners to death with metal pipes.
3. San Quentin Prison, America
San Quentin Prison was established in 1852 and is that the oldest prison in the state of California. Although the prison features a death chamber, the sole executions performed there are by lethal injection. Violence is a continual issue at San Quentin even with a large staff of guards.
A particular incident occurred in February 2006 when some racially motivated attacks resulted in the injuries of 100 inmates. Additionally, two inmates were killed.
2. Unit 1391, Israel
A secret prison that’s notorious for human rights abuse. This highly mysterious detention center has been dubbed the ‘Israeli Guantanamo’. It holds volatile political prisoners and other enemies of the state.
The prison flies under the radar of most authorities, and even the minister of Justice was not aware of its existence as the area had been purged from modern maps. Torture and human rights abuse are commonplace here
1. Carandiru Prison, Brazil
It is famous (read infamous) for the 1991 tragedy, widely known as the Carandiru Massacre. This ‘genocide’ was carried out on the prisoners by the prison guards of this prison. In his book, Carandiru Station, Dragio Varela, a volunteer physician, recounts his own experiences and horrific conditions encountered during his stay there.
In 46 years, 1300 prisoners have died in this prison. The prison was closed in 2002 to end the atrocities. It was definitely the most ‘heinous prison’ in the world. Amnesty International has written to the Brazilian government asking for reasons for the brutality.
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