Black Dolphin – One of the Harshest Russian Prisons

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Russian prisons are widely believed to be pretty much harsh. This one is especially notorious with its strict regimen and its convicts.

High-security penal colonies for lifers “Black dolphin” is situated on the border with Kazakhstan, in Sol-Iletsk city. According to the documental film of National Geographic, this prison holds the most vicious criminals of the country – murderers, cannibals, terrorists. One of guards said to the shooting team that there’s only one way to escape from the prison – to die.

Black Dolphin - One of the Harshest Russian Prisons

The prison is unofficially called “Black Dolphin” because of this statue made by convicts in front of its entrance.

Black Dolphin - One of the Harshest Russian Prisons

The prison in the Orenburg region holds 700 convicts including cannibals, serial killers, maniacs and terrorists.

Black Dolphin - One of the Harshest Russian Prisons

In total these criminals killed about 3500 people. In average it’s five victims per one criminal.

Black Dolphin - One of the Harshest Russian Prisons

Black Dolphin holds lifers. On the image above: Vladimir Nikolaev convicted for cannibalism.

Black Dolphin - One of the Harshest Russian Prisons

Nikolaev killed a man in a drunk fight, he pulled the body to the bathroom where he cut it to pieces.

Black Dolphin - One of the Harshest Russian Prisons

Some parts of the body were eaten by Nikolaev, others given to his friend whose wife cooked meat and served it for dinner. Nikolaev is one of the most notorious murderers in Russia.

Black Dolphin - One of the Harshest Russian Prisons

Video cameras are on 24/7.

Black Dolphin - One of the Harshest Russian Prisons

Convicts are separated from doors and windows by massive steel bars. It’s like a cell inside a cell.

Black Dolphin - One of the Harshest Russian Prisons

Two convicts share 5 m2.

Black Dolphin - One of the Harshest Russian Prisons

Guards go rounds every 15 minutes.

Black Dolphin - One of the Harshest Russian Prisons

When convicts leave cells they have to move like this with their heads down and hands behind their backs.

Black Dolphin - One of the Harshest Russian Prisons

When they go from one unit to another, their eyes are covered in order they could not memorize the layout of the prison.

Black Dolphin - One of the Harshest Russian Prisons

Black Dolphin - One of the Harshest Russian Prisons

Physical activities are limited to walking from one angle to another. There is no prison yard in Black Dolphin.

Black Dolphin - One of the Harshest Russian Prisons

While convicts are walking, cells are getting searched to find any traces of an escape plan or contraband goods.

Black Dolphin - One of the Harshest Russian Prisons

The prison has no canteen too.

Black Dolphin - One of the Harshest Russian Prisons

Convicts eat in cells.

Black Dolphin - One of the Harshest Russian Prisons

They are fed with soup and bread.

Black Dolphin - One of the Harshest Russian Prisons

Nobody has ever escaped from Black Dolphin prison.

7 thoughts on “Black Dolphin – One of the Harshest Russian Prisons”

    • What are you babbling about??? US as far more cannibals and other psychos even tough there is a junk food on every corner. I guess they also find it tastier than mcdonalds by your logic….

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