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Inside the World's Toughest Prisons

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Documentary 2016 - Present3 SeasonsReturning: Date TBAOn: Netflix 

Crime journalist Paul Connolly goes behind the bars of some of the world’s most notorious and toughest prisons. Immersing himself in maximum security facilities around the world to live as a prisoner, he encounters the inmates locked up for their crimes and meets the men and women on the right side of law tasked with keeping the criminals behind bars.Inside the World's Toughest Prisons featuring Paul Connolly has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Netflix. It's a documentary show with 12 episodes over 3 seasons. Inside the World's Toughest Prisons is still airing with no announced date for the next episode or season. It has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.7 (486 votes).

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12 Total Episodes of Inside the World's Toughest Prisons Where to stream every episode from all 3 seasons of Inside the World's Toughest Prisons. Filter these episodes by what's available to watch free or on your streaming services using the tabs above.

Season 1

Netflix
Season 01, Episode 01 Danli Prison, Honduras

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Apr 19, 2016
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Danli Prison, Honduras Apr 19, 2016 Paul Connolly heads to Honduras, the murder capital of the world, to spend a week living as a prisoner inside one of the most dangerous prisons - Danli Prison.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Episode 2

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Apr 26, 2016
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Episode 2 Apr 26, 2016 Connolly serves time in Poland's Piotrkow prison, a maximun security lockup where the country's most hardened criminals stay in cells 23 hours a day.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Episode 3

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May 3, 2016
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Episode 3 May 3, 2016 Mexico's el Hongo prison is home to murderers, hitmen, drug bossess and -- for one week -- Paul Connolly, who experiences life among the inmates.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Episode 4

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Mar 3, 2016
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Episode 4 Mar 3, 2016 Connolly spends time in two different prisons in the Philippines, where overcrowding, gangs and severe intimidation are a way of life.

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Season 2

Netflix
Season 02, Episode 01 Episode 1

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Jul 6, 2018
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Episode 1 Jul 6, 2018 Investigative journalist Raphael Rowe spends a few days -- both as a guard and a prisoner -- inside Brazil's gang-filled Porto Velho Penitentiary.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Episode 2

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Jul 6, 2018
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Episode 2 Jul 6, 2018 Ukraine's Zhytomyr Prison is operated with a skeleton crew that allows prisoners to freely roam the grounds -- often with potentially dangerous weapons.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Episode 3

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Jul 6, 2018
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Episode 3 Jul 6, 2018 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.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Episode 4

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Jul 6, 2018
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Episode 4 Jul 6, 2018 In Belize Central Prison, the inmates are told that rehabilitation comes through God. Raphael Rowe investigates if this evangelical approach works.

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Season 3

Netflix
Season 03, Episode 01 Costa Rica: Prison on a Knife-Edge

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Dec 14, 2018
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Costa Rica: Prison on a Knife-Edge Dec 14, 2018 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.

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Season 03, Episode 02 Colombia: Narco Prison

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Dec 14, 2018
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Colombia: Narco Prison Dec 14, 2018 While spending a week inside Bogotá's fortress-like prison, Raphael Rowe must negotiate the oppressive atmosphere and deal with an ominous threat.

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Season 03, Episode 03 Romania: Gypsy Prison

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Dec 14, 2018
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Romania: Gypsy Prison Dec 14, 2018 Raphael Rowe spends a week at a maximum security prison in Craiova, Romania, where the inmates include rapists, murderers and contract killers.

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Season 03, Episode 04 Norway: The Perfect Prison?

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Dec 14, 2018
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Norway: The Perfect Prison? Dec 14, 2018 Many prisons aim to punish and demean inmates. Norway's Halden Prison -- as Raphael Rowe is about to see for himself -- does things differently.

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