The BEST seasons of Inside the World's Toughest Prisons
Every season of Inside the World's Toughest Prisons ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best seasons of Inside the World's Toughest Prisons!
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).
#1 - Season 3
First Aired 12/14/2018
Investigative journalist Raphael Rowe, who was once wrongfully convicted of murder, visits prisons in Colombia, Costa Rica, Romania and Norway.
#2 - Season 4
First Aired 7/29/2020
Journalist Raphael Rowe lives like an inmate while investigating dangerous prisons in Paraguay, Germany, Mauritius and Lesotho.
#3 - Season 5
First Aired 1/8/2021
Raphael Rowe, who spent years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, volunteers to go behind bars in the Philippines, Greenland and South Africa.
#4 - Season 2
First Aired 7/6/2018
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.
#5 - Season 6
First Aired 9/28/2022
Wrongfully convicted former inmate Raphael Rowe continues his investigation of formidable prisons in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Greece and Moldova.
#6 - Season 1
First Aired 4/20/2016
Paul Connolly journeys inside deplorable prisons in Poland, Mexico, Honduras and the Philippines to experience their barbaric conditions first hand.
#7 - Season 7
First Aired 9/15/2023
Journalist and former inmate Raphael Rowe experiences life inside prisons in Finland, the Czech Republic, Indonesia and the Solomon Islands.