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Saturday, November 7, 2020

Top 10 Deadliest prisons in world

 We all know prison is the place where all the people who violates the law are kept, but how are these people inside the jail we all don't know. Here we will see the deadliest and most dangerous jails in the world. 

Jail is were a person is been kept for years where he will be surrounded by four side wall, but there are certain jails where they will get all the necessary needs and a sophisticated life. yes, those kind of jails also exist. let's move to the deadliest part...

San Quentin State Prison

San Quentin State Prison is a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation state prison for men, located north of San Francisco in the unincorporated town of San Quentin in Marin County. Opened in July 1852, San Quentin is the oldest prison in California. This is the oldest prison in California.

Address: San Quentin, CA 94964, United States
Opened: July 1852
Population: 3,776 (122.5%) (as of April 30, 2020)

Capacity: 3,082
Warden: Ron Davis
Men condemned to death in California (with some exceptions) must be held at San Quentin, while condemned women are held at Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla. As of December 2015, San Quentin held almost 700 male inmates in its Condemned Unit, or death row. As of 2001, San Quentin's death row was described as the largest in the Western Hemisphere as of 2005, it was called the most populous execution antechamber in the United States. The states of Florida and Texas had fewer death row inmates in 2008 (397 and 451 respectively) than San Quentin

Bang Kwang Central Prison

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. Bang Kwang is the site of the men's death row and the execution chamber of Thailand. As of 2018 the prison had about 6,000 inmates
Address: ตำบบ, หมู่ที่ 3 22 ถนน นนทบุรี 1 Mueang Nonthaburi District, Nonthaburi 11000, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 525 0484
Opened: 1933
Security class: Maximum security
The prison houses many foreign prisoners. It is a harsh prison that handles death row and long-sentence prisoners. All prisoners are required to wear leg irons for the first three months of their sentences. Death row inmates were required to have their leg irons permanently welded on, although this practice ended in 2013. In the book The Damage Done, former prisoner and drug courier Warren Fellows recounts that the prison was nicknamed "Big Tiger" by the Thais because it "prowled and ate" Fellow's associate Paul Hayward also served part of his sentence there.

Rikers Island

Rikers Island is a 413.17-acre island in the East River between Queens and the Bronx that is home to New York City's main jail complex. Supposedly named after Abraham Rycken, who bought the island in 1664, the island was originally under 100 acres in size, but has since grown to more than 400 acres
Area: 167 ha
Location: The Bronx, New York City

Established: 1932
Population: 11,355 (2009)
Nearest city: New York
Governing body: New York City Department of Correction

Rikers Island is among the world's largest jails - it is perched on a 413 acre (167 hectare) island between Queens and the Bronx and holds about 7,000 inmates, down from more than 20,000 at its peak in the 1990s.

Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island is located in San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles offshore from San Francisco, California, United States. The small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison, and a federal prison from 1934 until 21 March 1963.
Address: San Francisco, CA 94133, United States
Area: 9 ha
Elevation: 41 m
Max length: 511 m
Established: 17 January 1986

USP Florence

The United States Penitentiary, Florence Administrative Maximum Facility is an American federal prison in unincorporated Fremont County near Florence, Colorado. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice.
Located in: FCI Florence
Address: 5880 CO-67, Florence, CO 81226, United States
Opened: 1993
Security class: Supermax prison
Phone: +1 719-784-9454

USP Florence ADMAX is a 37-acre (15 ha) complex located at 5880 Highway 67, Florence, Colorado, about 100 miles (160 km) south of Denver and 40 miles (64 km) south of Colorado Springs. It is part of the Florence Federal Correctional Complex (FFCC) which consists of three correctional facilities, each with a different security rating.

The majority of the facility is above ground, with the exception of a subterranean corridor which links cellblocks to the lobby. Each cell has a desk, stool, and bed, which are almost entirely made out of poured concrete, as well as a toilet that shuts off if blocked, a shower that runs on a timer to prevent flooding, and a sink lacking a potentially dangerous tap. Rooms may also be fitted with polished steel mirrors bolted to the wall, an electric light that can be shut off only remotely, a radio, and a television that shows recreational, educational, and religious programming.

Prison "La Santé"

La Santé Prison is a prison operated by the French Prison Service of 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.
Address: 42 Rue de la Santé, 75014 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 86 21 80 20

Capacity: 920
Architect: Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer

The "VIP" Section

The imprisonment of convicted "personalities" is one of the features of La Santé Prison. The area where these people are imprisoned is called the "special area" by the administration. The visiting rooms for these prisoners are at 1 rue Messier as for other prisoners (where is nearby accommodation for visiting relatives).

The film Quartier V.I.P. area partly takes place there.

Diyarbakır E Type Prison

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. After the September 12, 1980 Turkish coup d'état, the facility was transferred to military administration and became a Martial Law Military Prison

Address: Mevlana Halit, Emek Cd., 21080 Bağlar/Diyarbakır, Turkey
Phone: +90 412 236 59 11

Capacity: 688
Opened: 1980
The capacity of Diyarbakır E-type Prison is 744. However, the prison is sometimes overcrowded. When the Human Rights Commission in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (GNAT) visited the prison in October 1996 it had a capacity of 650 and was accommodating 942 prisoners. Diyarbakır D-type prison, which is provided for political prisoners can hold 688 persons.

Maracaibo National Prison

The Maracaibo National Prison (Sabaneta Prison) was a notoriously violent prison in the city of Maracaibo, Venezuela in the state of Zulia. It was operated by the Ministry of Prison Systems, most recently under minister Iris Varela, from 1958-2013

Address: Maracaibo 4001, Zulia, Venezuela
Population: 3700 (as of 2013)

Closed: 2013
Opened: 1958
Home of 3,700 inmates, the overcrowded prison was built to occupy 700 prisoners as of 2013. Of this number, an estimated 192 of them were children of the inmates. The prison was run by prisoners themselves, following the trend of 80% of Venezuelan prisons which are run by their prisoners. As the population continued to grow inside Maracaibo National Prison, it far exceeded its intended population. Throughout its construction in 1958, Maracaibo National Prison was split into 4 main areas. The first of which Procemil was formed to house military officers and police agents. Reeducation hosted criminals with light charges. Prison contained a variety of standard prisoners. Maximum housed the criminals with the most serious charges.
Tadmor Palmyra Prison
Tadmor prison was located in Palmyra in the deserts of eastern Syria approximately 200 kilometers northeast of Damascus. Tadmor prison was known for harsh conditions, extensive human rights abuse, torture and summary executions. 
Address: Palmyra, Syria

During the 1980s, Tadmor prison housed thousands of Syrian prisoners, both political and criminal and it was also the scene of the June 27, 1980 Tadmor Prison massacre of prisoners by Rifaat al-Assad, the day after the Syrian branch of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood narrowly failed in an attempt to assassinate his brother, president Hafez al-Assad. Members of units of the Defence Brigades, under the command of Rifaat al-Assad, entered Tadmor Prison at dawn and murdered an estimated thousand prisoners in the cells and the dormitories. The massacre is well known throughout Syria.


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.
Address: Av. Cruzeiro do Sul, 2418 - Canindé, São Paulo - SP, 02030-000, Brazil
Opened: 1920
Demolished: 2002

Function: Museum

 It was operational from 1956 to 2002 and, at its peak, was South America's largest penitentiary, housing over 8,000 inmates. In 1992 it was the site of the Carandiru massacre.

Drauzio Varella, a noted Brazilian physician, volunteered as an unpaid physician in Carandiru from 1989 to 2001, in particular to address its AIDS epidemic. He wrote a book, Estação Carandiru (English: Carandiru Station), describing his own experiences there and the dreadful conditions of the inmates. The book was later made into a movie (Carandiru, directed by Hector Babenco), and both were highly regarded by critics and the public.

The prison was demolished on December 8, 2002. One block was left intact to be used as a museum, now open to public and accessible via Carandiru Metro Station (Estação Carandiru). Today the Parque da Juventude complex is located on the site of the former penitentiary.

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