Behind Bars: The World's Toughest Prisons

Synopsis

The World's Toughest Prisons will reveal what it really means to be part of this very special world - from different angles. At each prison we visit, the audience will be immersed into daily prison life. The viewer will experience firsthand the challenges each guard faces on a daily basis; likewise, he will learn about the prisoner's struggles to develop strategies for survival. He will get the unique chance to discover the personalities who live behind the bars, to learn about why they're there and what kind of contact they have with the outside world. But the deep insights in this series will also allow the audience to experience the other side of the story: why was the prison built like this? What kind of rules and security measures exist here? And how are the prisoners monitored and, if they break the rules, punished?
The World's Toughest Prisons is a never-before-seen insight into an unbelievable world, which exists within the realms of law and justice but with its own definitions of right and wrong. This is a story audiences will love to experience, while simultaneously being thankful that it isn’t their own.

Info

Documentary Sub-Genre

Crime / Society

Production Company

Maximus Film

Year of Production

2016

Duration

6 x 60min in HD