The world is a very dangerous place. The news shows crime after crime, horrendous acts one right after the other, and it becomes clear that we live in a dangerous society. There are a lot of people who do bad things and a lot of them end up in jails, making prisons some of the scariest places in the world.
Jails are made to be a home to criminals and some are designed to house the most violent individuals in the world. These violent criminals pose the biggest threat to society and while some prisons are filled with violence, others are filled with filth and disease.
Regardless, the following ten prisons are the worst and scariest in the world. These jails are known for holding the world’s most violent prisoners and these locations are where countless deaths have taken place. Most of the prisons, which are about to be explored, are known worldwide for their violence and history. These prisons all possess cruel and inhumane living conditions, which are often created by the prison staff.
These next prisons are places where there are daily altercations between inmates and even with the guards. Some believe that housing extremely violent people together will only cause more violence, while others believe that these inmates should simply eliminate each other. If you're a firm believer in basic human rights for all humans including criminals, prepare to be deeply disturbed because the following prisons lack even a shred of this humanity.
10 Bang Kwang Prison
9 Rikers Island Prison
8 San Quentin Prison
7 Alcatraz Island Prison
6 La Sabaneta Prison
5 Gitarama Prison
4 La Sante Prison
3 Diyarbakir Prison
2 Tadmor Prison
1 Carandiru Penitentiary
This prison is located in Brazil and is our number one pick for the scariest prison in the world. This deadly and violent prison is best known for an incident which occurred in 1992. This incident was a violent prison massacre where 102 prisoners were shot and killed. That's not the only reason why this is number one on our list, this jail is also known for its horrible health issues, it is also said that 1 in 5 inmates are HIV positive. These horrendous living conditions makes Carandiru Penitentiary the worst place in the world to be incarcerated and the last place anyone wants to be.
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