Nobody wants to go to prison. But if you do, you definitely don’t want to go to Black Dolphin.
Officially known as the Federal Governmental Institution — penal colony No 6 Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in Orenburg region, Black Dolphin is one of the most notoriously tough prisons in the world, filled with the most brutal criminals and the hardest guards, making it unpleasant for inmates and employees alike.
Want to know what life is like behind bars in one of the world’s most infamous penitentiaries? Step inside this facility, located near the Russia-Kazakhstan border. But be warned: No one has ever gotten out.
Life Sentences Only
If you’re sent to Black Dolphin, you’re there for life. And you’re there with some of the worst criminals imaginable. The prison houses about 700 inmates and employs some 900 Federal Penitentiary Service officers.
Meet the Prisoners
Black Dolphin is home to some of Russia’s most notorious criminals, including terrorists, serial killers, molesters, “maniacs,” and even cannibals.
One such prisoner is Vladimir Nikolayev, an infamous killer who murdered a man in a bar fight before taking him home to chop up his body parts. He then ate some of his victim’s body before tricking some friends into eating it, thinking it was kangaroo.