One of the hidden gems of the online streaming service providing platform, Netflix Original documentary series lineup, is making a return for another outing. Inside The World’s Toughest Prisons Season 5 is arriving on Netflix globally in the month of January of the year 2021.

Starting its life on the British television station Channel 5 before changing its hosts and commissioned for the streaming giant season 2 onwards, the series follows renowned journalist Raphael Rowe. He visits and endures the most challenging conditions in prisons around the globe.

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Inside The World’s Toughest Prison
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Rowe is quite familiar with the prison system, having been mistakenly convicted of the M25 Three murder. The documentary-series last saw a December release two years ago when season 3, considered one of the best seasons, that was dropped on December 14.

Season 2 was added to Netflix in the month of July of the year 2018 and season 4 in the month of July of the year 2020. In seasons so far, we’ve visited prisons worldwide, including Paraguay, Ukraine, Belize, Costa Rica, Brazil, Mexico, and Poland.

There have also been a few stops at prisons where you could argue they are some of the world’s best prisons but holds dangerous individuals, including Germany and Norway.

Inside The Worlds Toughest Prison Season 5 | When And Where To Watch It Out

Now, a brand new season, likely to once again consist of a total of four episodes, is due out on the streaming giant globally on January 8, 2021.

You can witness Raphael Rowe visiting new locations in the trailer, including the Philippines, Greenland, and South Africa. If you have not seen the trailer of the fifth season yet, then you are probably late, but do not worry; we have uploaded it here on our website for you.

If you can not wait to get more of Inside The World’s Toughest Prisons, Raphel Rowe also hosts a Second Chance podcast. The podcast series, now up to a total of 16 episodes, looks at various topics surrounding the prison system and larger political issues.

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Inside The World’s Toughest Prison
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We rarely hear of work on these docu-series ahead of time instead of getting release dates roughly a month before they actually release.

If we were assuming there will be a sixth season, we would guess a new season could come in the summer of the year 2021, although filming could have been disrupted due to COVID-19. That’s all speculation at this point, however.