Paul Connolly goes behind the bars of some of the World's most notorious prisons (the first season ran on Channel 5 UK originally before Netflix has bought up the format).
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Connolly spends time in two different prisons in the Philippines, where overcrowding, gangs and severe intimidation are a way of life.
The episode was rated 7.06 from 48 votes.
Raphael Rowe visits the short-staffed Bomana Prison in Papua New Guinea, where near-constant food shortages keep the facility on the brink of chaos.
The episode was rated 7.14 from 35 votes.
Once again, Raphael Rowe volunteers to go behind bars, this time in the Philippines at Manila City Jail, one of the world's most overcrowded prisons.
The episode was rated 7.23 from 30 votes.
Though he's no stranger to life behind bars, Raphael Rowe concedes that Costa Rica's La Reforma Prison is certainly among the most intimidating.
The episode was rated 7.25 from 32 votes.
Raphael Rowe spends a week at a maximum security prison in Craiova, Romania, where the inmates include rapists, murderers and contract killers.
The episode was rated 7.29 from 35 votes.
The episode was rated 7.29 from 17 votes.
While spending a week inside Bogotá's fortress-like prison, Raphael Rowe must negotiate the oppressive atmosphere and deal with an ominous threat.
The episode was rated 7.30 from 33 votes.
The episode was rated 7.32 from 19 votes.
Greenland's Nuuk maximum security prison houses extremely dangerous prisoners, many of whom grew up alongside the guards now watching over them.
The episode was rated 7.35 from 31 votes.
The tropical island of Mauritius is home to Melrose maximum security prison, where even the smallest infraction is met with extreme punishment.
The episode was rated 7.41 from 34 votes.
The episode was rated 7.45 from 22 votes.
At Brandvlei Correctional Centre in South Africa, nearly all the convicts belong to dangerous gangs known for lethal stabbings.
The episode was rated 7.46 from 35 votes.
An unnerved Rowe contends with aggressive cellmates at Maseru prison, where a high number of inmates are behind bars for rape.
The episode was rated 7.58 from 33 votes.
Raphael Rowe spends a week behind bars at Tacumbu prison in Paraguay, where inmates scrounge in the trash in order to pay their own way.
The episode was rated 7.61 from 41 votes.
Many prisons aim to punish and demean inmates. Norway's Halden Prison -- as Raphael Rowe is about to see for himself -- does things differently.
The episode was rated 7.78 from 36 votes.
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