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PICS: Look Inside An Eerie Abandoned Prison Where Fidel Castro Was Once A Prisoner

These eerie pictures inside an abandoned prison in Cuba will give you some serious chills up your spine.

The images capture the disturbing visual of what life was like for those housed there.

The prison was built in the 1920s in a giant circle so that the prison guards had eyes on the inmates at all times.

However, now the prison is empty but leaves us all haunting images of what life was like there.

Take a look at the images below!

 

Step Inside an Abandoned Prison in Cuba Where Fidel Castro Was Once A Prisoner
This is the Presidio Modelo Prison (Model Prison) in Cuba. It was built to house thousands of inmates giving them ‘humane’ living conditions.

Step Inside an Abandoned Prison in Cuba Where Fidel Castro Was Once A Prisoner
Now abandoned, this prison is home to a lot of anti-American graffiti. When it was operational, anyone who was sentenced to more than 180 days in jail were housed here.

Step Inside an Abandoned Prison in Cuba Where Fidel Castro Was Once A Prisoner
It was closed in 1967 by the government, and has sat free of prisoners ever since.

Step Inside an Abandoned Prison in Cuba Where Fidel Castro Was Once A Prisoner
It was built in the 1920s, by former president Gerardo Muchado. There were four circular prison towers on the prison property, along with miscellaneous administration buildings.

Step Inside an Abandoned Prison in Cuba Where Fidel Castro Was Once A Prisoner
At one point, it was home to Fidel Castro and his brother, Raul. They were sentenced for perpetrating the attack at Moncada Barracks. This attack eventually started the Cuban Revolution. In the 1960s, this prison became overcrowded which caused a lot of riots and also hunger strikes.

Step Inside an Abandoned Prison in Cuba Where Fidel Castro Was Once A Prisoner
The prison is also known as a panoptican prison, which means that the cells are in a circle and watched by one large guard tower in the middle.

Step Inside an Abandoned Prison in Cuba Where Fidel Castro Was Once A Prisoner
Every part of the prison is able to be seen from this one tower. The idea is to make it so the inmates have no idea if they are being watched at any given point.

Step Inside an Abandoned Prison in Cuba Where Fidel Castro Was Once A Prisoner
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Step Inside an Abandoned Prison in Cuba Where Fidel Castro Was Once A Prisoner
Here is a barber chair that was used in the prison.

Step Inside an Abandoned Prison in Cuba Where Fidel Castro Was Once A Prisoner
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Step Inside an Abandoned Prison in Cuba Where Fidel Castro Was Once A Prisoner
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Step Inside an Abandoned Prison in Cuba Where Fidel Castro Was Once A Prisoner
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It now serves as a museum and national monument. The old administration building has been turned into a school and research building.

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