“Inside The World’s Toughest Prison” Season 3 Is Coming Later in 2018

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Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons is not only coming back for a third season but it’s already completed and according to the show’s star, is in Netflix’s hand. Here’s what we know about season 3 of Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons and our best guess as to when Netflix will release it. 

Netflix has already released some stunning docuseries this year onto the streaming service and Inside The World’s Toughest Prison is one of the standout highlights. Season 2 came exclusively to Netflix first for the second season but saw some big changes. For one, Raphael Rowe, a British reporter was the shows main star replacing Paul Connolly who presented the first season.

The second season saw us travel to even more dangerous prisons including Brazil, Papua New Guinea, Ukraine, and Belize. The season dropped on Netflix on July 6th, 2018.

Is there going to be a season 3?

Yes! As revealed by Raphael Rowe (the presenter of the docuseries) the show is already complete and has already been submitted to Netflix for release.

What they and we are not aware of is the release date for season 3. It’s likely we may have a bit of a wait until the next season releases given how Netflix likes to pace its releases. Raphael added that season 3 will be added by the end of the year.

Where are we going in season 3?

Raphael has revealed two of the upcoming locations for season 3. It’s fairly vague but still, at least we know something. On Twitter, he revealed we’ll be heading to South America (a location we’ve revisited several times before) and Europe which is a lesser-covered area in previous seasons.


We’ll update this post once we hear more on season 3 of Insides The World’s Toughest Prisons release date but we’re already excited for a new season.

If you’re looking for more documentaries in the meantime, check out our top 50 documentaries list. You can also check out more of Raphael’s work through his website.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.