Notorious Prisons


Prisons have remained a prominent aspect of our culture and society for hundreds of years.  From the archaic dungeons and debtors prisons, to the over-crowded maximum security penitentiaries and encampments for prisoners of war; prisons have always been a crucial method of removing criminals from society.

History of Penal Institutions     The Death Penalty

ADX Florence Alcatraz Carandiru Prison

Diyarbakir Prison La Sabaneta Prison La Sante Prison

Pentonville Rikers Island San Quentin State PrisonTadmor Prison Tuol Sleng