Behind Bars: The World's Toughest Prisons
Imagine prisons so tough that even the hardest gang bosses and killers learn the meaning of fear. This extraordinary series is an intimate portrait of crime and punishment that goes beyond the gates, walls, barred windows and cells of the world's toughest maximum security prisons. From Bolivia to Bulgaria, Dallas to Arizona, enter a world of hardened criminals and prisoners that few ever glimpse.
S01:E01 - Tent City Jail, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Old army tents left over from the Korean War house prisoners instead of cells.
S01:E02 - Antanimora Prison, Madagascar
Desperate overcrowding, rats, and disease come standard in Antanimora Prison. Surrounded by the capital Antananarivo, it's bursting at the seams.
S01:E03 - San Pedro Prison, La Paz, Bolivia
A prison so fierce that guards stay outside for fear of their lives. Inside, the prisoners are in control: murderers, violent offenders, drug bosses.
S01:E04 - Dallas County Jail, Dallas. Texas, USA
Dallas County Jail in Texas - a supersized facility with beds for 7,100 inmates.
S01:E05 - Sofia Central Prison, Sofia, Bulgaria
With a crumbling foundation more than fit for demolition, the conditions in Sofia Central prison is inhospitable for anyone, including criminals.
S01:E06 - Miami, Dade County Jail Boot Camp, Miami, Florida, USA
The two toughest divisions of the Miami Dade prison complex couldn't be more different.
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