15 Countries with the Worst Jails and Prisons in the World

If you like thrilling while you read about prisons, follow the list of the countries with the worst jails and prisons in the world. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it giving you some advice. I must confess that this is the topic I don’t like to read about, so whenever I need to write an article like this I just try to overcome this task urgently. Nevertheless people generally like documentaries, movies about prisons and famous prisoners, so if you are one them, you will surely enjoy this one, too.

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Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three countries with the worst jails and prisons in the world from their list.

The first country is Philippines. Quezon City Jail, in Manila, was built to house 800 inmates (although the United Nations stated that its maximum capacity is 278 inmates) and now, more than 4,000 prisoners are crammed into miniature cells. Sometimes, there is no space to sleep, especially when it rains and space that was intended for 30 prisoners usually accommodates around 130 people. A picture tells a thousand words, and it is really heart-breaking to see the images of inmates lying on top of each other in (more than) overcrowded space. Of course, Quezon City Jail is only one example. The second country on our list now is Cuba. A few years ago, inmates at the prison in Cuba, that’s up next on our list of countries with the worst jails and prisons in the world, recorded and released a video in order to expose the inhumane conditions in which they live. Sewage leaks, filth, overcrowded cells, and torture are part of their everyday life. There isn’t enough light, and some inmates are forced to spend a lot of time in solitaries, and guards use every possible way of torture from urinating on them to starving them. At last, but not least let’s see Turkey now. Turkish prisons are reaching their breaking point, especially since failed putsch after thousands of people were detained. According to Business Insider, some prisons are overcrowded to that point where prisoners have to take shifts to sleep because there isn’t enough space. Turkish prisons have sanitation problems, and there are constant claims of torture and ill-treatment. This makes it no different from the rest of the prisons and jails on this list of 15 countries with the worst jails and prisons in the world since (almost) all of them have problems with overcrowded “cells.”

For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 15 countries with the worst jails and prisons in the world.

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