Location: Sabeneta, Venezuela
Notable Residents: n/a
Amenities: Poor prisoners are forced to sleep in hammocks

La Sabeneta is one of the many overcrowded prisons found in Venezuela. Some of the poorer prisoners have been forced to sleep hammocks located in narrow pipe-access corridors, while the wealthy inmates buy their way to better living spaces. The prison is criminally understaffed considering the number of prisoners it holds, with only one guard for every 150 prisoners. As a result of that ratio, internal violence is a major issue. There was a gun fight at the prison in 1994 that resulted in the death of 108 prisoners, and little has changed. The following year, there were nearly 200 deaths. The overall health of the prisoners is poor; medical services are underwhelming and outbreaks of diseases like cholera have claimed hundreds of lives.