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This is one of the oldest prisons in Russia and one of the first prisons for life sentences in the Orenburg region. Originally it was a jail (Ostrog) for a lifetime of hard labor. The first mention of this relates to 1745. After the suppression of Pugachev's Rebellion in 1773, the prison was built for the deportation of robbers. The prison got its unofficial name from a fountain with a sculpture depicting a black dolphin, which is set before the main entrance. The sculpture was made by the prisoners themselves. On 1 November 2000, the prison started to hold inmates sentenced to life imprisonment.
It is near the Kazakhstan border. The prison houses approximately 700 of the most serious criminals in Russia. It holds child molestors, murderers, terrorists, cannibals, serial killers and so called "maniacs". Prisoners at Black Dolphin are imprisoned for life.
Inside the four dank walls of Russia’s notorious Black Dolphin Prison reside some of the most terrifying monsters on earth.
Serial killers, cannibals, pedophiles and terrorists.
If the blood on the walls of the 282-year-old prison isn’t literal, there are gallons of it figuratively.
Black Dolphin is reputedly one of the world’s most brutal and inhumane prisons
“The main crime committed by the convicts here is murder. But we also have maniacs, pedophiles and terrorists,” guard Denis Avsyuk said in a National Geographic documentary.
“To call them people, it makes your tongue bend backwards just to say it. I have never felt any sympathy for them.”
It is home to around 700 inmates and 900 guards and prison staff. Since 2000, all its inmates are serving life sentences.
When they arrive, prisoners are blindfolded. Anytime they move from building to building, they are again blindfolded. They are handcuffed and walk bent in half. Exercise is 90 minutes a day. They are fed soup and bread four times a day and there is no TV. Books, newspapers and magazines are fine. The Dolphin is so harsh that many prisoners want Russia to bring back capital punishment because it’s more humane.
— Gangster Igor Tischenko was involved in a wild Moscow shootout that left seven people dead and eight others injured. His father is also in prison for the slayings. “You ask me if I would do it again? I’ve thought about it. It would have been better if I had died with them. I probably wouldn’t do it,” he told Russia Today.
Inmates are kept isolated and housed in a cell that has a set of three steel doors. For 90 minutes a day, they are transported to a large cage for exercise. During this time, the cell is searched for contraband or illegal items that inmates are not permitted to have. Prisoners at Black Dolphin are kept under 24-hour supervision; they are not permitted to rest or sit on their bunks from the time they are awoken until it is time to sleep again. Every 15 minutes, a guard makes rounds to check on each cell to ensure inmates are complying with the rules. The prisoners are fed soup four times a day. The prisoners are only allowed books, newspapers and a radio (which is their only link to the outside world). When prison officers make a command to the inmates, they must respond with the words "yes, sir"
originally posted by: musicismagic
originally posted by: intrepid
Is this it?
Should be that way in the States, but they are more worried about toilet rights.