Inside The World’s Toughest Prisons Series 1

Channel 5 and Netflix

4 x 60′


Hat Trick International

Welcome to life inside the toughest prisons on Earth where drug dealers, cartel killers, murderers and rapists are banged up.

Crime journalist Paul Connolly goes behind bars to live as a prisoner in some of the world’s most notorious and toughest prisons.

Across the series he travels to Poland, Philippines, Honduras and Mexico, to experience first-hand the harsh conditions, overcrowding & mind numbing discipline of these jails. While inside Paul meets prison gang members who rule the roost, talks with murderers and learns how, in some jails, drugs and violence are a way of life.  He also discovers what it’s like to be a guard and the measures they have to take to keep the prisoners in line and inside.


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