Behind Bars: The World's Toughest Prisons (Series 2)
7 x 60'
They are six of the toughest prisons in the world. Confined, dreary, corrupt and overpopulated – they’re nowhere lands that reveal the worst aspects of humanity.
“Behind Bars: World’s Toughest Prisons” returns for a second round. Traveling to five different countries around the world, the series peers behind the walls to offer the viewer an intimate insight into an unfathomable world. The episodes tell of the complicated power structures behind bars that govern who survives and who is forced to live in constant fear. They tell of inmates who live in complete isolation and of prisoners who attempt to numb their hopelessness by drugs, violence against others, or even violence against themselves.
The series also examines the other side of the story: The guards and their daily struggle for law and order. Heavily armed professionals who make sure the prisoners feel like numbers instead of individuals from now on. But some of these guards are also totally overburdened, working in fear of assaults or even revenge from the powerful inmates.
Every prison is different. Each of them is tough in its own particular way. The only incorruptible prison in all of Mexico, el Hongo, where cartel bosses who could endanger the security of an entire country are locked away. Or the South Cotabato Jail in the Philippines, originally built for 500 inmates, but which now houses more than 2000.
“Behind Bars” has found the world's toughest prisons – and, in its seven episodes, tells of places that are virtually impossible to comprehend.
|Ep1 - Colony 100, Kharkiv, Ukraine
||Ep2 - South Cotabato Jail, South Cotabato, Philippines
||Ep3 - Carcel Distrital Bogota, Bogota Colombia - Pt 1
|Ep4 - Carcel Distrital Bogota, Bogota Colombia - Pt 2
||Ep5 - Penal de maxima segurdad El Hongo, Tecate, Mexico
||Ep 6 - Nubarashen prison, Nubarashen, Armenia
|Ep 7 - Establecimiento Penitenciario de Mediana Seguridad y Carcelario La Mesa, Tijuana Mexico