Raphael Rowe presents a new 4-part Netflix series, Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons, available from 6th July 2018. Having previously spent 12 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, journalist Raphael returns behind bars uncovering a world of extreme punishment, squalor and murderous gang warfare inside prisons in Brazil, Papua New Guinea, Ukraine and Belize. Immersing himself for a week in each, he encounters the inmates locked up in vicious places as he shares their cells and experiences their daily regime. He also joins the guards to discover the new tactics they are adopting to keep the peace in an increasingly volatile environment, discovering that each prison has a unique way of dealing with the criminals locked up inside. Raphael discusses his journey on BBC Breakfast sofa on Saturday 30th June from 8.30pm on BBC One.