Inside the Worlds Toughest Prisons: Series 2
Raphael Rowe, who spent 12 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit, investigates some of the world’s toughest prisons from the inside.
Part 1: Brazil: Porto Velho Penitentiary
Investigative journalist Raphael Rowe spends a few days — both as a guard and a prisoner — inside Brazil’s gang-filled Porto Velho Penitentiary.
Part 2: Ukraine: Zhytomyr Prison
Ukraine’s Zhytomyr Prison is operated with a skeleton crew that allows prisoners to freely roam the grounds — often with potentially dangerous weapons.
Part 3: Papua New Guinea: Bomana Prison
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.
Part 4: Belize Central Prison
In Belize Central Prison, the inmates are told that rehabilitation comes through God. Raphael Rowe investigates if this evangelical approach works.