Behind Bars: Colony 8, Zhytomyr, Ukraine | World’s Toughest Prisons

Jun 1, 2023 | Crime, Drugs, People, Videos

Are you ready to go behind the walls of one of the toughest and most notorious prisons in Ukraine? Colony Eight, where over eight hundred prisoners are behind bars under maximum security. It is said that no one has ever managed to escape from the grip of this place.
Twenty years ago, the guards of Colony Eight carried out death sentences, but not anymore. The concept is now different. Plenty of “freedom” on the one hand, draconian punishment and military drill on the other, combined with permanent supervision: around seventy cameras in the buildings ensure that anything moving gets noticed.
However, one section of the prison is particularly notorious – the wing for the one hundred and sixty lifers, where once you end up, you have absolutely nothing to lose. Because in Ukraine, life imprisonment means: literally being behind bars until you die.
Access to this wing is specially secured. To gain entry, the guards must go through a multi-level security system of mechanical and electronic locks. Escape from this place seems impossible.
Watch our Documentary – Escape from Colony Eight
It’s time to take a closer look at this infamous prison and its notorious lifer’s wing. Join us on our journey in the documentary Escape from Colony Eight.

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