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Top 5 Most Dangerous Prisons in The World

It includes the following prisons:

Carandiru Penitentiary

La Sabaneta Prison

Tadmor Prison

Gitarama Prison

Diyarbakir Prison

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People And Places

Cruel Stack O'Lee

I loved Mississippi John Hurt’s Stack O’Lee Blues long before I knew it was based on a real murder.

Click here to listen to Mississippi John Hurt’s… 930 more words

Crime & Intrigue

Newfoundland 5.2:  HM Penitentiary, St Johns

Before coming to Newfoundland, I had a quick look to see if there were any prison museums to visit. The only one I could find was in St Johns and was a collection assembled by a retired prison officer, Captain David Harvey. 876 more words

The World's First True Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia is the world’s first. It is open to the public to visit.

It was one of the biggest structures at the time, it opened in 1829 and rapidly became the most famous prison in the world. 345 more words


Prison Mentors

Photos by Gerald Herbert

A maximum-security prison in Louisiana once notorious for its violence is experimenting with a novel way to keep criminals out of trouble: Murderers and other “lifers” are now mentors, teaching job skills and morals to nonviolent offenders, preparing them for another shot at freedom. 1,690 more words



Port Arthur Historic Site, Port Arthur, TAS. Visited the one of Australia’s most important heritage sites today. From timber camp, to a prison at the forefront of criminal reform methods to a huge tourism site. 328 more words