Conditions were severe enough to lead to prison revolts, and the executions of rioters.
They're shocked by the violence in the 27-year-old's portrait of a prison revolt.
Besides, if I'm going to die as part of a prison revolt, I prefer it to be one I'm leading.
In March 2011 it made headlines when, according to official reports, 14 people were killed and 33 wounded during a prison revolt.
Justice officials said it was the longest prison revolt in at least 15 years.
He was involved in a shootout at the Carrizo Springs jail that ended a prison revolt.
A prisoner and leader of the prison revolt.
At Sainte-Pélagie, Laponneraye became one of the leaders of a prison revolt.
The mutiny today was the second major prison revolt reported since early 1992.
There was a prison revolt in 1954, by political prisoners, criminals, and other inmates.