Top 10 Strangest Prisons In The World


Prison is supposed to either punish an individual and rehablitate them after their time spent behind bars, hopefully, turning them into a better person in the process. Depending on the nature of their crime, inmates can serve their sentence in a variety of incarceration environments, each with its own particularities.

Prisons also differ from one another from one country to another, as some countries focus on rehabilitating the inmates while others are looking solely to punish them for their crimes. Let us take a closer look at the 10 most unusual prisons in the world and figure out where exactly would we ever want to end up should we ever be convicted of a crime.

10The ‘Holiday’ Prison – Norway

Bastoy prison in Norway is one of the nicest prisons in the world. Even though the prison houses murderers and rapists, there are barely any security systems installed, which is why the prison looks more like a holiday center than a prison. At Bastoy, prisoners are given TV screens, training in a variety of courses, and above all, adorable animals. Yes, prisoners are supposed to look after baby cows and a few other adorable animals, and believe it or not, Bastoy has the lowest re-offending rate in Europe.