Inside the World's Toughest Prisons: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
Inside the World's Toughest Prisons

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Paul Connolly heads to Honduras to spend a week living inside Danli Prison.

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Air date: Sep 25, 2016

Paul serves time in Piotrkow Prison, purpose-built in 2003 to contain the worst of the worst, where he meets a notorious gangland killer and learns how a zero tolerance regime has all but wiped out the Grypser prison gang.

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In a television first, crime journalist Paul Connolly is granted access to El Hongo maximum security prison, one of Mexico's toughest prisons from where no one has ever escaped.

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This episode features a prison in the Philippines.

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Paul Connolly journeys inside deplorable prisons in Poland, Mexico, Honduras and the Philippines to experience their barbaric conditions firsthand.

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  • Aug 09, 2020
    I actually overall liked it. I appreciate how "Rafael," spoke to the inmates. Felt it was an eye opener for sure. As someone who has worked in a correction system in Canada, it shows that human beings are the same. The need to be treated with dignity and respect is universal. I want to hear the camera man's experience. Norway for sure seems to have the most sensible system. Thank- you for this program!
  • Aug 02, 2020
    Rowe himself appears to be a shady character and set up his prison visits including scary inmate nights and strip searches for production value. My guess allot of wardens, guards and prisoners comped to appear on the show. Appalling conditions in most jails except Norway. Wondering why Rowe did not host season 1. Reviewing Rowe himself he appeared to have a long history of breaking and entering prior to the false conviction of the M25 case. This show falls into the realm of reality show fantasy with little or no events in the jail while Rowe visits. I suspect he has 2 videographer's and a security guard with him at all times. The only redeeming value is the obvious horrific conditions some prisoners must endure which enlightens all to the poverty that exists in underdeveloped industrial countries with no budget to provide decent conditions for prisoners or those yet to be convicted.

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