There is not a single person on this planet who can claim that he or she truly and innately would love to go into a prison. If any person truly desires for this, then indeed he or she would be a paranoid or schizophrenic. Being in a jail is not the biggest problem, but surviving in the jail really is. Indeed it requires a lot of guts to make it out from these prisons in a single peace or with a sane mind. Below is the list of the top 10 most dangerous prisons in the world.
10. San Quentin Prison
Till the 1930,s this prison used to be in a very devastated and poor state. The prisoners also had to live in very wretched conditions. But with the arrival of the director, Clinton Duffy, the prison started witnessing a number of revolutionary reforms and reconstructions. Before his arrival in the prison, the prisoners had to work very hard for a living, used to have their heads shaved and also suffered from various forms of prejudicial treatments from the side of the authorities. They also had to suffer solitary confinements in specially made cellars. In short, the conditions of the prisoners and the prison itself very to say the least, very dismaying. This jail is indeed one of the deadliest of all the prisons in the world and currently has thousands of the most violent offenders of the state of California.
9. Bang Kwang Prison
This prison is one of the most understaffed, harsh and highly crowded prisons of the world. Most of the prisoners in the initial stages of their confinement are forced to be tied in chained and iron legs. This is primarily because of the fact that the Thai culture in itself does not believes in the coddling of the prisoners at any level. The director of a famous prison in Thailand claims that the Thai prisons are indeed difficult to survive and to deal with. Most of the prisoners in this hell jail are in very devastated and sick conditions waiting for the medications that would surely never come.
8. Rikers Island Prison
This New York prison is well known for the kind of brutal and harsh treatments it comes to give to violent offenders. The guards of this prison are believed to be inhumane and completely stone hearted. Most of the offenders found in this prison are the drug offenders belonging to different age groups. In 2007, a very mind throttling incident took place in the jail in which a prisoner was beaten repeatedly on the head so much that he had to undergo a brain surgery. In addition to the incidents, a number of prisoners have also committed suicide in the prison in mysterious ways.
7. Alcatraz Island Prison
This prison is best known by the name of Devil’s Island which was built in the 1920,s and since then it is best known for being one of the deadliest of all the prisons. A number of human rights violations took place in this prison in the 1920,s which is indeed one of the major factors which lead to emergence of the great depression period. The interior as well as the exterior structure has been designed in such a way which makes the escape impossible. The difficult silence periods in addition to the various forms of inhumane treatment, also lead to the development of a number of psychological disorders in the prisoners. Due to this and a number of other factors, the prison was finally shut down in the year 1963, but the desolation still remains in the minds of those who were in it.
6. ADX Florence Supermax Facility
Located in Colorado, this prison was designed in response to the violent attacks which were made on the jail staff of other prisons. This prison gives a specific and very mysterious form of psychological torture in which the prisoners are forced to live isolated in specially designed cellars and are kept awake for more than 20 hours a day. At the same time the prisoners are the worst of them all. Most of them are murderers who have killed dozens of people including the prison guards. There are a number of prisoners who have been killed at this prison and also many suicide cases have been reported, but the authorities claim that only 2 prisoners have been killed.
5. La Sante Prison
Located in Paris, France this prison is best known for being a hell hole in which the prisoners were compelled to live in concrete walls and in complete isolation in the company of rats and various insects. Veronique Vasseur, a former official from the prison says that it is indeed the worst place on earth to be. More than 200 deaths and suicides have been reported in this prison which is indeed a complete violation of the human rights policies. The major reason behind the increased suicide attempts is the clinical depression which the prisoners had developed through the course of their inhumane torture.
4. Diyarbakir Prison
This prison is considered to be one of the top prisons in terms of human rights violation. Located in turkey, this prison is one of the most feared places for the Turkish offenders and criminals. From the year 1981 to 1984, dozens of prisoners had lost their lives during the course of their punishments. A number of prisoners have made food strikes, tried suicide attempts and even set themselves on fire just to get a chance of escaping from the prison.
3. La Sabaneta Prison
Venezuela is best known for having the most brutal prisons of the world. This is indeed one of those prisons where death, under paid staff, strikes, murders, drugs, poor medication facilities and much more is just the part of the daily routine. In addition to the poor conditions, the cholera outbreak which took place in this prison had wiped out more than 500 prisoners. The prisoners suffer from of various forms of mental illness and even panic attacks. This form of psychological illness indeed elucidates the unimaginable conditions of this prison. Surprisingly, the prisoners are also given the opportunities of fighting with the other prisoners in order to lower down the levels of their anxiety and tensions.
2. Tadmor Prison
This prison of Syria is the prison which has shaken the soul of every individual who has dared to do some research about it. Just imagine what would be the conditions of the prisoners who have lived inside for it many a years. This prison is also famous by the name (Kingdom of madness and death). The guards of this prison even kill the prisoners with axes and knives in front of everyone for making the others learn a lesson from it. After the assassination attempt which was made on the Syrian President in the year 1980, dozens of commandos had landed in the prison and had butchered more than 500 of the prisoners. This act was primarily a warning for the people of Syria to stay at a distance from the President.
1. Carandiru Prison
At number 1 we have the deadliest and most horrifying prison of the world. In a period of 46 years, more than 1500 deaths have been reported in this prison and in the year 1992 hundreds of the prisoners were shot dead by the police. The prison was closed entirely in the year 2002 because of the severe reactions from the whole world which were made in response to the human rights violations and murders which were carried out in this prison. Another major reason behind the terror of this prison was the fact that an AIDS epidemic had spread in the prison. In terms of death rates, suicide rates and other atrocious accidents, this prison is indeed the number 1