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Since the birth of the modern legal system, tales of many prisons brought the chills down the spines of people around the world. Some became famous because of their notoriety and the harsh way inmates lived through every day of their sentence, and some prided themselves for impressive security that held every prisoner that ever entered through their gate.
Australia’s most deadliest and notorious prison Port Arthur is even today remembered for the harsh live of the convicts that were shipped there from all reaches of British Empire in 19th century. Today this historic site represents one of the biggest tourist attractions in Australia, and the stories about the harsh live within its walls continue to frighten its visitors.
Through the ages, design of prisons changed as the prison systems and available technology advanced. Here you can find out the building blocks of any modern prison, from the entrance gate to the most heavily guarded cells, and the types of prison that hold inmates today.
The tales of the famous POW camp situated in the heart of the North Vietnamese territory still live today, as the prisoners of this camp remember the horrific treatment that they received there. Here you can find out more about the history of this notorious prison.