1. San Pedro Prison – Just outside La Paz, Bolivia
2. Cebu Prison – Phillipines
This is not how a regular day is at Cebu, but in 2010 a group of 1500 prisoners recreated Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. The video went viral and was ranked fifth on Time magazine’s list of top ten viral videos. Prisoners are paid in prison by performing at charitable functions.
3. Kresty Prison – St. Petersburg, Russia
4. Bastoy Island – Norway
This minimum security prison has some of the country’s most violent criminals and it is the world’s first ecological prison with solar panels and produces much of its own food. Norway does not believe in life imprisonment, so all prisoners are eventually released.