Russia's Alcatraz // NEW

Synopsis

Terrorists, felons, murderers - only Russia's most dangerous criminals end up in this high security prison, known as the Russian Alcatraz. Serving life sentences with practically zero chance for parole, they have nothing to lose in this Siberian wasteland.

The fortress, built on the island of Ognenny Ostrov in the 16th century as a monastery, was converted into a gulag for enemies of the state after the October Revolution of 1917, and was later converted into a high-security prison for dangerous criminals.

With exclusive access, this documentary captures life behind prison walls on the island of the damned.

Info

Documentary Sub-Genre

Crime

Production Company

WeltN24

Year of Production

2018

Duration

1 x 60min in HD