Here is the list of 10 most scariest prisons around the world.
10. La Sabaneta Prison, Venezuela
9. Al-Ha’ir Prison, Saudi Arab
Al-Ha’ir Prison is a Saudi Arabian maximum-security Mabahith-affiliated prison located approximately 25 miles south of Riyadh. Saudi Arabia’s largest prison, the complex includes facilities for both common criminals and security offenders, and reportedly houses a number of al-Qaeda figures.
8. Gitarama Prison, Rwanda
Gitarama Prison is located in Rwanda. Rwandan Prison is one of the Most Horrible Prisons on Earth. It was built to hold 500 inmates. It now holds 7,000, and dozens more arrive each day. The prisoners cannot sit or lie down because there is no room. Most of the prisoners at Gitarama have been incarcerated due to the genocide committed against Rwanda.
7. Diyarbakir Prison, Turkey
Diyarbakır Prison is a prison located in Diyarbakır, southeastern Turkey. It was established in 1980 as an E-type prison by the Ministry of Justice. Among the most common practices were: severe and systematic beating; pulling of hair; being stripped naked; being blindfolded and hosed; solitary confinement; guards’ insults; constant and relentless surveillance and intimidation; death threats; the obligation to salute Captain Esat Oktay Yıldıran’s dog, a German shepherd called “Jo”, which was trained to bite the genitals of naked prisoners.
6. La Sante Prison, France
La Santé Prison is a prison operated by the Ministry of Justice located in the east of the Montparnasse district of the 14th arrondissement in Paris, France at 42 Rue de la Santé. It is one of the most infamous prisons in France, with both VIP and high security wings. It was used to hold both common criminals and prisoners of war during World War ll.
5. Bang Kwang Central Prison, Thailand
Bang Kwang Central Prison is a men’s prison in Nonthaburi Province, Thailand, on the Chao Phraya River about 11 km north of Bangkok. It is a part of the Department of Corrections. The prison is the location of the men’s death row and execution chamber of Thailand. As of 2009 743 men were on death row. As of 1995 there is one man from the United Kingdom on death row at Bang Kwang, Alan John Davies. He was the first European to receive a death sentence in Thailand.
4. Tadmor prison, Syria
Tadmor prison in the deserts of eastern Syria approximately 200 kilometers northeast of Damascus. admor prison was known for harsh conditions, extensive human rights abuse, torture and summary executions. A 2001 report by Amnesty International called it a source of “despair, torture and degrading treatment.” It was captured and destroyed by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in May 2015.
3. Texas state Penitentiary, USA
Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville or Huntsville Unit (HV), nicknamed “Walls Unit”, is a Texas state prison located in Huntsville, Texas, United States. It is one of the most dangerous prisons in the world. It is the most active execution chamber in the United States, with 543 (as of July 31, 2017) executions since 1982, when the death penalty was reinstated in Texas.
2. Hoeryong concentration camp, North Korea
Hoeryong concentration camp (or Haengyong concentration camp) is a prison camp in North Korea. The official name is Kwalliso (penal labour colony) No. 22. The camp is a maximum security area, completely isolated from the outside world. 105–107 Prisoners and their families are held in lifelong detention. Extreme human rights violations including routine torture, forced labor and human medical experiments have been attested to by defectors previously employed at the camp.
1. Carandiru Penitentiary, Brazil
Carandiru Penitentiary was a prison located in São Paulo, Brazil. The prison was designed and built by Samuel das Neves in 1920, when it was considered a model-prison to meet the new demands of the 1890 criminal code. Overcrowding is extremely common in Brazil’s prisons, which suffer endemic violence with food scarce and cells so packed that inmates have no space to lie down. A 1992 rebellion at the Carandiru prison in Sao Paulo state saw 111 inmates killed, nearly all of them by police retaking the jail.