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20 Worst Prisons on Earth

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  1. That_Guy says:

    11. think you got the numbers wrong way round, or maybe it’s missing a 0. “The prison is overpopulated. holding 700 inmates. It was constructed to hold just 2,500 prisoners”.

  2. Valannin says:

    Riker’s Island correctional isn’t technically a prison, per se – it’s a detention center, also known as a “jail”. Inmates are detained there awaiting trial, bail, or transfer.

  3. Bob says:

    The typos in this list are just too stupid for me to finish.

    MS Word is your friend.

    What kid typed this crap?

  4. Michael Mouse says:

    I believe that most of the prisons in Africa, South America and parts of Asia are so bad that the US and European prisons shouldn’t even appear on the list. They are there essentially to make it seem less unbalanced but the truth is it is unbalanced. I’m sure that the prisoners in the US have a terrible time of it but then again when I was in Zimbabwe I learned that their prison population has an almost 100% rate of being in some stage of HIV/AIDS. As a white guy who was constantly stopped for bribes by the police if I went to jail there for even 20 minutes it would effectively be a death sentence. The US prisons may be bad but they at least have some pretense of keeping control. Given the choice I would go to a jail in the US over anywhere in Africa or South America. Also you never really said what qualified the Israeli jail as one of the worst, just that you didn’t know what happens there. I would be surprised if the conditions were bad by comparison to the non-western jails on this list. They are a modern country with a strong legal system based on English law where prisoners do sue the state (even using the legal aid system) and when justified, win. What is the system you are using to rank these jails? It doesn’t seem like these are really the 20 worst jails on earth as much as these are names of 20 high security jails that the author of the article came up with from a 5 minute google search.

  5. What about Evin Prison in Iran? I’ve read that that is a Hell on Earth.

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