A prison is not a place anyone likes to visit, much less inhabit. However, as long as there are criminals, prisons are needed.

Over years, some of them have acquired notoriety for treatment of inmates and bloody incidents. Here is a list of 10 Infamous Prisons in the World.

10Louisiana State Penitentiary – USA

Formerly known as the Angola prison, this is the largest maximum-security prison in the United States.

It houses more than five thousand prisoners. The prison has a large farm where inmates are required to work long hours.

They even participate in rodeos. However, various reports of human rights violations and abuse have emerged from there.

A couple of prisoners were put in solitary confinement for 40 years, having been accused of killing a guard.

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