From physical abuse and disease, to severe overcrowding and gang violence, the following five terrifying pits of chaos and despair are the worst prisons in the world.
When it comes to criminal justice, we’d all like to think that the punishment fits the crime. After all, knowing that the worst offenders are locked away somewhere gives us all a sense of comfort. But what if the punishment doesn’t fit the crime? What if the punishment is far, far worse than that deserved? As this group of five of the worst prisons on Earth show, that’s sometimes the case.