Scariest Prisons In The World Which Are No Less Than Hell

Of course, nobody wants to go to prison, but there are some prisons that you really, really don’t want to be imprisoned as an inmate.

Being in jail is only part of the problem, staying alive is the bigger issue. Lets peep into the 10 worst prisons of the world starting with the most human among these going to the one which is beyond the Hell.

Bang Kwang Prison, Thailand

It is very confusing to pick up which torture of this prison is worst. It is said that mental stress given is enough to make a person crazy within one month. “Bangkok Hilton” is known for its mental and physical torture.

For the first three months of punishment the prisoners wear leg irons, and if capital punishment is not awarded these leg irons are permanently welded. It is considered to be the most brutal prison in Thailand, it houses many foreign prisoners and handles death row inmates.

La Sabaneta Prison, Venezuela

Considered as the most brutal prison in South America, it uses the basic tool of torture as ignorance of the prisoners. They are not given any medical aid when there is a problem and there is always a lack of food. Insanity is so prevalent here that once cholera wiped out 700 inmates.

In 1994, 100 inmates were massacred here. There’s a lot of violence and prisoners are said to use any object near them as the weapon to attack each other.

Al-Ha’ir Prison, Saudi Arab

This is the scariest prison in the Middle East The place claims to break hardest of the criminals with the terrible ways of torture. Prisoners protest against these tortures no matter the result of this protest is their death. In 2002, a fire lit by one of the inmates killed 140 of the prisoners and 40 guards.  

Black Dolphin Prison, Russia

This prison in Russia houses the worst of the worst - murderers, rapists, paedophiles and cannibals. Due to the nature of the convicts, the warders are just as brutal.

The prisoners are not allowed to sit or rest from when they wake up until it is time to sleep, and they are also blindfolded and held in stress positions while being transported around.  

Penal de Ciudad Barrios

The ultra violent MS 13 gang exist here side by side with the equally dangerous Barrio 18 gang, in conditions that aren't even right for livestock. There are frequent bouts of violence between most of these tattooed gang members, which leave several people dead. There are no guards — all rules and laws come from MS-13 leadership, not the government.

Diyarbakır Prison, Turkey

The notorious Diyarbakır Prison was the dumping ground for dissidents after the 1980 military coup, and inmates reported all kinds of horrors went on behind its concrete walls. Under the supervision of the sadistic Captain Esat Oktay Yıldıran, new prisoners were savagely beaten and then forced to stew in a vat of human excrement for hours.

Yıldıran’s German Shepherd was trained to bite inmates in the groin if they didn’t salute him. Salute the dog, that is. That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the sadistic tortures that were meted out on the unlucky Turks who lived behind the walls.

Gitarama Prison, Rwanda

This prison uses the insufficient place as the tool of torture for the prisoners. Basically, a place designed for 400 inmates is filled with 6000 prisoners. Human waste is said to fill the occupied area which causes gangrene to prisoners resulting into their death.

Food is also provided in so much scarce that prisoners have been reported to eat each other’s flesh out of desperation and stress. Most of the prisoners held here have committed genocide related crime.

Tadmor Military Prison, Syria

Amnesty International has declared this prison as the “most oppressive prison” of the world. It says that its each and every action is done to torture the prisoners. Executions are said to be done on a massive scale.

Guards are famous for their uncontrollable cruel behaviour towards inmates, they have said to cut prisoners with axes, tied up with rope and dragged around to death and even this is not enough they have also been reported to beat the prisoners with metal pipes.

Camp 22, North Korea

An isolated prison for political prisoner has been in operation since 1965. It has a large compound that can hold 50,000 prisoners. The way of punishment of this prison is really weird because even the families of criminals are imprisoned there for three generations.

This is done so that the whole family tree is removed from roots. Second tool of torture of this prison is that the inmates are used for human experimentation where they are made lab rats for biological weapons like anthrax, bomb testing and other brutalities.

Carandiru Prison, Brazil

It is famous for its tragedy of 1992, which is known as Carandiru massacre. In this mass execution of the inmates was done by the guards. Drauzio Varella, a voluntary physician, in his book “Carandiru Station” mentioned his own experience and the dreadful condition over there.

It has recorded 1300 deaths in its 46 years of history. It was closed down in 2002. Surely it must have been the “worst” prison of the world due to which Amnesty International came forward and asked about the human rights violations act done in the prison, which the Brazilian government failed to answer.

Facility 1391

When a prison is so bad that it’s airbrushed off of the map, you know you’re in for some serious terror. Israel’s Facility 1391 is a prison camp to hold war criminals from the conflict in Palestine. It was only discovered when a historian noticed it on a map from the 1940s — the space that it occupied was blank on current maps, and the government denied its existence.

Former prisoners have testified that the guards kept them in a state of constant fear. Each inmate was issued a black cloth sack, which they had to wear on their heads whenever a guard was in the room so they could never see their faces. In addition, since they were being held extra-judicially, it was trivial for inmates to be “disappeared” without any record of their existence.