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What's Life Like Inside A Japanese Prison? | Witness | HD Japan Jail Crime Documentary

  • เผยแพร่เมื่อ 15 เม.ย. 2024
  • We gained unprecedented filming access to two Japanese prisons to find out if accusations that the system is inhumane are true.
    What we witnessed was staggering. Inmates must march to their worksites attached by a cord; they are not allowed to look the guards in the eye; outside of scheduled leisure hours, they must maintain absolute silence, unless they have obtained prior permission to speak.
    The treatment of suspects in custody pushes many to confess to crimes which they did not commit, as was the case with one man who spent 46 years on death row. He was finally exonerated six years ago, but was left broken.
    We try to explain why a country which operates on strict principles of balance and order might choose such a repressive system, and see if this may explain Japan having one of the lowest crime rates in the world.
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  • @danstvguy
    @danstvguy 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4285

    In California these prisoners would be model citizens.

    • @yeeyeehaircut796
      @yeeyeehaircut796 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +556

      because Japan actually tries to rehabilitate their prisoners in comparison to whatever madness american prisons are doing

    • @idcyco3623
      @idcyco3623 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      ​​@@yeeyeehaircut796American prisons emphasize causing conflict so as to generate Revenue. They want Law and Order to a degree so long as it's contained. The prison staff and wardens have no problem rattling cages so that inmates get violent and catch longer charges so as to squeeze every dime out of that inmate being housed.
      The environment for someone just trying to do their time it's difficult as someone is going to try at some point to test you. And you have to fight back, but if you're caught fighting back? You're punished by the system for doing it. Crooked doesn't even begin to explain it

    • @newchapterbegins
      @newchapterbegins 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +113

      That’s just the general public, not prisoners.

    • @bodyloverz30
      @bodyloverz30 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +122

      @@yeeyeehaircut796 Japan has a 99.9% conviction rate!

    • @skooubydoo
      @skooubydoo 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +58

      Not something to be proud of

  • @MrGreen-ci2mm
    @MrGreen-ci2mm 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +5776

    Do you guys know how hard it is to film inside a Japanese prison ? the fact that this exists is extraordinary.

    • @scratchd0g
      @scratchd0g 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +108


    • @AbdulAzeez-ts5fb
      @AbdulAzeez-ts5fb 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +21


    • @Dabby724
      @Dabby724 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +142

      it's absolutely not hard at all when money is offered to the prison to do said filming.

    • @platonicbuu7454
      @platonicbuu7454 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      are you sure? most of the videos i can find all have the same footage lol

    • @MrGreen-ci2mm
      @MrGreen-ci2mm 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +417

      @@Dabby724 The japanese don't think that way. They value morality over $$$

  • @Zargabaath
    @Zargabaath หลายเดือนก่อน +214

    "They learn to socialize by being forced to work"
    *Not allowed to talk*

    • @HalifaxHercules
      @HalifaxHercules หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Even countries with education systems comparable to Japan, such as Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, such as Finland, treat their inmates much better.

    • @bbbbojangles2737
      @bbbbojangles2737 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Actions speak louder than words. If your work ethic is good, they know what kind of person you are. They pay attention to the details.

    • @jbrown7063
      @jbrown7063 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@HalifaxHerculessure buddy, ill be so happy when European stop acting like they’re the model for the world. Y’all just stopped causing world wars.

    • @mikemarkle1080
      @mikemarkle1080 28 วันที่ผ่านมา

      GREAT for socializing 😐

    • @ZenioDovgj
      @ZenioDovgj 19 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      @@HalifaxHercules ​ Is there any reason to treat prisoners better than free citizens? No. So tired when murderers in Scandinavian countries are better off than regular citizens.

  • @PabloLaConecta
    @PabloLaConecta 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +517

    Compared to prisons in a lot of countries, this doesn't seem that bad. It's strict and very regimented, but it's clean and safe and at least you are kept busy, and it's not hard labour.

    • @pachma405
      @pachma405 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +25

      But it is slave labour.

    • @xynonners
      @xynonners 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +93

      ​@@pachma405who do you think is paying the rent for the prison

    • @lucasevergarden6601
      @lucasevergarden6601 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@pachma405 to have a safe and loving society a degree of cruelty and discipline is necessary. You will never have a good society when women like you require perfection so your fee fees aren't hurt. This is why men rule and women stay at home. This is why men vote and women shouldn't. You don't get that some things are necessary so you can walk down the street at night and not get graped.

    • @user-cw5pw3ml9i
      @user-cw5pw3ml9i 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +12


    • @timiddrake
      @timiddrake 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +23

      It feels like hell for many Europeans who are used to still being treated well when on the inside. I would definitely prefer it to an American prison but not to most Western European ones.

  • @psycl0ne1
    @psycl0ne1 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +2946

    I never ever want to spend even a night in there. This is exactly how prison should be.
    But forcing innocent people to confess at all costs, is outrageous. Everyone deserves a fair trial.

    • @KibuFox
      @KibuFox 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +275

      Prisoners on death row there, don't know until about an hour before they are to be executed, just when their death date is. Their family aren't told until AFTER the execution.

    • @danielcurtis1434
      @danielcurtis1434 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +45

      Other than Nordic countries, what prison would you not be scared of???

    • @MichaelsGuns
      @MichaelsGuns 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +95

      No. The prisoner doesn't know until that morning that today is the day they will die. Its a truly "live every day like its your last."@@KibuFox
      "In Japan, until the 1970s, the date of execution was announced to the condemned prisoner before the execution. However, because there were cases of death row inmates committing suicide before the execution, the method was changed to one or two hours before the execution to ensure the emotional stability of the inmate."

    • @OmmerSyssel
      @OmmerSyssel 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +108

      ​@@KibuFoxso what? Did their murdered victims know they would have their life finished in terror and pain?
      Are you perhaps criminal as well?

    • @0minous187
      @0minous187 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      @@danielcurtis1434 brazilian, mexican, north korea and chinese to name a few

  • @Charleshudspeth
    @Charleshudspeth 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +875

    Wow. The woman that takes care of the man that was on Death Row wrongly for over 40 years is a saint in my eyes. She doesn't have to do any of that. But as she said she wants him to feel human warmth. What a beautiful kind soul she is.

    • @andreww9513
      @andreww9513 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +25

      Agreed! However, that dude was on death row for 40 years, 4 decades wrongly convicted.

    • @Bkindrewined
      @Bkindrewined 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +24

      $821.00 is all that lady got for being put in prison for her daughter's death that she didn't do . That's a crime in self. 21 years. Don't go over there. They control your whole life. 💩On that

    • @jessicayoung6395
      @jessicayoung6395 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@Bkindrewined820,000.00. But still, money can’t make up for lost time

    • @eilenekellogg-ki2br
      @eilenekellogg-ki2br 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      What is sad the USA wants to go this route.

    • @user-dr9qu7qt9o
      @user-dr9qu7qt9o 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      She received €750, 000 about $820,000 - at 34 minutes 34 seconds on the video @@Bkindrewined

  • @kevinsargent
    @kevinsargent 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +193

    I had a client that was a Japanese lawyer. He told me the government has a nearly 100% conviction rate. That does not sound like a fair and just system to me.

    • @chechnya
      @chechnya 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +37

      I watched a documentary about that. That's because they don't charge or take things to trial without an airtight case. If it was iffy or the evidence was weak, circumstantial, then they won't proceed with charges.

    • @ChaoticKrisis
      @ChaoticKrisis 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +19

      To expand on what the other person said, it makes prosecuters look bad if they don't have a 100% conviction rate, as a result, the vast majority won't even bother if they don't think it's an easy conviction. This inflates the conviction rate in comparison to the arrest rate. It's not the same as in western countries where nearly every arrest goes to court.

    • @TheYoutubeUser69
      @TheYoutubeUser69 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      Germany has like 97% that really only shows that the system does its job beforehand and doesnt bother pestering people that are clearly innocent

    • @Kabelomasingi
      @Kabelomasingi 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      it's the best system I've seen so far

    • @45CaliberCure
      @45CaliberCure 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      I don't like to coddle violent felons, but the day you trust a government to do anything without bias, in penal matters or otherwise, is the day that you abdicate your life responsibilities to those who value you less than speck of dirt on their collar. I've been contracted to the federal government for nearly 25 years. Some of the best people I've ever worked with are here, and a good number of them that I know and trust do not trust the government. When you have that going on, you should think twice about trusting an institution of any sort; And seriously, given the current situation (or that since Reagan was in office), who the hell can take politicians seriously? It's fucking Clown World these days. Seem to have skipped the initial post. Yes, that's very suspicious, regardless of the the postulations that they only go after airtight cases. They ALL become airtight when the State says so.

  • @nanettesilva944
    @nanettesilva944 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +90

    Poor lady. She just lost her daughter and I'm sure the insurance was up to this somehow so that they wouldn't have to pay out. Absolutely sickening if that was the case..😢

    • @verteup
      @verteup 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

      it was the case. it was proven in a court. There's no "if" about it. She was exonerated in a country that normally does NOT exonerate people and forces confessions from innocent people. If you do not confess you can be held indefinitely. that's outrageous.

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Trade interest not allowed

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      India don't burn dead body not allowed

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv หลายเดือนก่อน

      Dog not allowed ect

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@verteup dog not allowed ect

  • @FieldMarshall3
    @FieldMarshall3 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1864

    A big problem with the Japanese justice system is that you are basically assumed to be guilty if you are arrested. That the police would falsely arrest someone is unheard of to them. That's part of why they work so hard on forcing confessions. The conviction rate is almost 100% for a reason.

    • @RisingRevengeance
      @RisingRevengeance 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +299

      That and there are hardly any cold cases because they will close it and decide what happened. This whole thing about low crime is such a half truth.

    • @Tovek
      @Tovek 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +84

      @@RisingRevengeance Oh boy you think lol. Nothing is ever the whole truth but the fact is they DO have the lowest crime rate worldwide. And the difference is usually massive compared to other countries.

    • @ciclon5682
      @ciclon5682 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +102

      @@Tovek Japan has a lot more cold cases than many countries, sometimes the law system doesnt even try, you can even ask japanese people about it everyone knows it sucks over there but its too hard to change it now. It also doesnt help they want to keep a low crime rate illusion by marking a lot of clear murder cases as "suicides"
      Edit: cold case being use here not in the technical sense, japan officially has very little cold cases because as a commenter said above they usually reach a premature conclusion to mark a case as solved without proper investigation, as far as the mysteries themselves, they remain unsolved.

    • @gonefishing5434
      @gonefishing5434 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +39

      The highest conviction rate in a "free society" Japan is a fascist state in the classical sense. The conviction rate is a huge determination for this status. They are not evil people, just a very disciplined society. Another good reason to buy Japanese products!

    • @dondamon4669
      @dondamon4669 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      The British always get the right guy 😂

  • @bakerkawesa
    @bakerkawesa 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +506

    The prison system is alright. But the judicial process is flawed. Forcing and relying almost entirely on confessions leads to an unnatural 100% conviction rate. I don't think there's much justice in that.

    • @inlandindieP35
      @inlandindieP35 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +16


    • @brettbanta2100
      @brettbanta2100 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      You're 100000% correct

    • @thebassassin5507
      @thebassassin5507 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      There’s like. 99% conviction rate there. That’s all you need to know about how corrupt it is.

    • @Silfverr
      @Silfverr 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      You mean as opposed to the flawless US system? LOLOLOL

    • @simplylethul
      @simplylethul 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

      So, it's no different from the judicial system here in shit america.

  • @ukman9797
    @ukman9797 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

    Great documentary. Good production thank you.

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Dog not allowed ect

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv หลายเดือนก่อน

      Suicide not allowed

  • @tingtaugo5761
    @tingtaugo5761 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

    Wow even their prison facility is clean, well maintained and prisoners are well managed and disciplined. Very organized.

  • @comicjohnladams
    @comicjohnladams 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +310

    I cannot imagine the guilt and grief the mother who lost her daughter must feel daily.

    • @carolynnalvarez
      @carolynnalvarez 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      I know heartbreaking 💔

    • @jandedick7519
      @jandedick7519 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +47

      Loosing a child to a horrific fire then being convicted of murder. Unbelievable. That poor woman. Plus the older man that lost 48 years of his life for a crime he didn’t commit. Utterly heartbreaking for him.

    • @teresatambiga8370
      @teresatambiga8370 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +19

      She was exhausted and tired that time when she was under interrogation and ask to admit the crime of arson. And her nod of sleepiness was mistaken as her admission of wrong doing that caused the death of her daughter.. she was innocent.😔

    • @teresatambiga8370
      @teresatambiga8370 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      But the positive & happy side of this documentary is, there are some elderly women who simply do petty crimes on purpose. When get caught shoplifting, that means they'll get 3 square meals in a day. They're 100% sure they get good nourishment inside the prison than being outside. 😊

    • @dancarter482
      @dancarter482 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@teresatambiga8370 If you take a second look at petty crims in the west they are the same - like the bad kid at school who got all the attention. Petty theives and druggies get to play the system for attention and the kind of resources that working folk have to pay for.

  • @shresh5156
    @shresh5156 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1208

    I almost teared up at the last part , considering the declining birth rates in Japan and given the fact these old people are deliberately committing crimes to receive care in their old age, they probably don't even have children or grand children to take care of them.

    • @fareshajjar1208
      @fareshajjar1208 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Very different from the dangerous and unsanitary prisons of the USA where diversity is our "strength."

    • @nikethmars8683
      @nikethmars8683 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +35

      fr its so sad

    • @elainelane1119
      @elainelane1119 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +72

      Some children and or grands don't take care of their parents or grands..It's not guaranteed.

    • @bullettunnel9512
      @bullettunnel9512 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      it is because of being under american ie ( israeli ) occupation that the birth rates have declined. same in europe. along with decades of propaganda of women to not have families or breed (unless with african men so to destroy that females bloodline) natives of occupied and oppressed nations always decline due to a subconcious desire to be free of their evil overlords. ( the sweJ )

    • @darkage5
      @darkage5 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +138

      Being cared for in your old age isn't a reason to have children nor should it be an expectation. People need to plan for their retirement and not live their lives at whim.

  • @Breezywindow
    @Breezywindow 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +115

    This seems like a TRUE rehabilitation facility; a true “correctional” facility.

    • @paulnoles
      @paulnoles 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +21

      Yeah I dont understand the reporters "inhumane" narrative, seems like it emhpasizes discipline and FOLLOWING THE RULES like you know in society.

    • @jameswright4236
      @jameswright4236 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      ​@paulnoles to be fair, the Japanese have come a long way from how they used to treat prisoners, both domestic and foreign.
      That "treatment" usually coming at the end of a sword.

    • @Miklo12380
      @Miklo12380 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Used to work in a new york prison, and i really wish our pirson system worked like this. Its an absolute mess in New york, im assusimg the same for the rest of the US. Especially for New York i wished it was like this, here people commit a crime and are out a day later doing the same shit

    • @paulnoles
      @paulnoles 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      @@Miklo12380 imagining correctional officers trying to get MS13 and the aryan brotherhood to march like this 😂

    • @Kabelomasingi
      @Kabelomasingi 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      It is.

  • @virginnocence
    @virginnocence 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +42

    The elderly woman, who held the plastic baby and cried, broke my heart. I pray there are programs created to match older lonely people to families. She would bring so much care to a growing kid's life (and help parents who need a break). Let her be someone's adopted grandma! 😊

    • @bonnieandclyde222
      @bonnieandclyde222 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      There's millions of lonely older people in the world, I've been lonely as a single parent since age 45, and believe me no one does want you involved, it's a thing being alone now in my 60s I worry as people are callous and stick in their own groups

    • @virginnocence
      @virginnocence 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      @bonnieandclyde222 it's very sad and I'm sorry to hear that. We would benefit so much from acting more like a community. A lot of younger ppl could use guidance and another positive role model in their lives. I would be happy to see my tax dollars going to create programs to make that happen in a safe and happy way

    • @elouise5593
      @elouise5593 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      ​@@bonnieandclyde222 Join a group, whether it is a church, hiking, knitting or whatever. You don't have to be lonely. Do you have a senior center in your area? Those usually have exercise classes and other programs that cater to people in your age group and older.

    • @pandapandsky
      @pandapandsky 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Personally i would not believe her or let her around the children. It may sound harsh but it is what it is.

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@pandapandskyfear Allah

  • @JorgeChavez-du5vm
    @JorgeChavez-du5vm 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +68

    Imagine being imprisoned for eight years just to be told you're innocent but you don't get released.

    • @JacobButthole-nx1pd
      @JacobButthole-nx1pd 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +21

      What makes the entire system broken and shit. Don’t worry Japan will not do anything

    • @MewtwoStruckBack
      @MewtwoStruckBack 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      And there somehow haven't been a bunch of people offed over it.

    • @dancollins2568
      @dancollins2568 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      I wonder how involved the Yakuza are with these obvious for profit prison in Japan.

    • @skysetblue9578
      @skysetblue9578 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Sounds like US too!

    • @Juke582
      @Juke582 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Horrifying 😫

  • @JoshJos-Shwa
    @JoshJos-Shwa 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +964

    The actual prison seems extremely well kept. Although strict, it gives you a purpose as a prisoner to have a job immediately. It also doesn't seem like people are getting shanked or assaulted like they do in the US.

    • @B4NDllKOOT_
      @B4NDllKOOT_ 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      I already knew the inmate fatal drama wouldn’t exist in the Japanese Prison System. Unless ofc they were possessed by themselves

      @B1TCHPRELL9R 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +46

      At least it is not shown here, this is only 1 prison in whole of japan

    • @darkhellmutt
      @darkhellmutt 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

      Chopsticks are natural shanks. In the hands of a ninja, no doubt they are lethal.

    • @mendingwall3823
      @mendingwall3823 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      I was thinking the same thing. In the US there is a lot of prison r**. Hard to do that in a Japanese prison system when you are marching in place with someone watching.

    • @surlybob
      @surlybob 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@mendingwall3823 It's amazing hearing westerners call Japanese prisons "inhumane" when most westerners think it's just part of the punishment to get anally raped while in a US or UK prison.

  • @y0shimoshi
    @y0shimoshi หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Great documentary! Amazing work

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv หลายเดือนก่อน

      Suicide not allowed

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv หลายเดือนก่อน

      Dog not allowed ect

  • @godslionesswarrior1982
    @godslionesswarrior1982 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +106

    Even though they made mistakes I'm getting a military vibe in their prison system. Honestly I'm impressed and have nothing but respect for the officers and inmates who do their part. I'm truly impressed here

    • @duckymomdiary5388
      @duckymomdiary5388 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Totally agree 👍 👏

    • @janejones5362
      @janejones5362 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Me too.

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@janejones5362Allah is one God God is Allah Allah has 99 names Allah is almighty

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@duckymomdiary5388fear Allah unseen

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Don't go to Euphrates River when gold get up

  • @flashyourphonenow110
    @flashyourphonenow110 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1400

    Japanese discipline culture is truly remarkable. I had a Japanese roommate in college, and every day, no matter what time, his room was IMPECCABLE. Even on the weekends, he would awake at 5 AM, on the sharp. I NEVER had an opportunity to do the dishes because he would always beat me to it. It was almost eerie, and I even joked about him potentially being a serial killer. He ended up graduating with a 4.0 in biomedical engineering, but the most memorable moment with his was when I finally got him drunk. Even tipsy, he maintained the most respectful manners you could imagine. They are truly a different species of people

    • @jasonwong7140
      @jasonwong7140 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +246

      In comparison, I had a black room mate in college, and now know what being in prison would be like

    • @flashyourphonenow110
      @flashyourphonenow110 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +231

      @jasonwong7140 I don't really see the need for racism dude. I've known some pretty organized and disciplined black folks.

    • @sky16678
      @sky16678 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +52

      He is just joking bro😂.

    • @nidhogg6344
      @nidhogg6344 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +76

      I would never trust someone like that. Too much discipline, too much manners, too much acting like a preprogramed robot, is a sign that person is hiding itself. Basically, you can never trust someone like that, he will never show his real self.

    • @JorgeChavez-du5vm
      @JorgeChavez-du5vm 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

      Lol it's not "discipline" it's REPRIMANDMENT.

  • @menoyuno8430
    @menoyuno8430 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +979

    Being innocent and thrown into prison is horrifying. Doesn’t matter the country, that’s the one thing everyone should agree must be prevented.

    • @darkangel10001000
      @darkangel10001000 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +79

      Yes but would rather be there in a Japanese prison rather then a American one. Drugs violence, rape, basically the worst humanity can offer. This looks like there in the military.

    • @heavensplayer
      @heavensplayer 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +54

      @@darkangel10001000uhhhh they force and lie to get a guilty plea out of you and you’re trapped for 23 days mandatory without a lawyer.

    • @darkangel10001000
      @darkangel10001000 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +22

      @@heavensplayer yes but American prison isnt objectively better. Like I said I'd take clean and violence free over what America has. OK you get to talk to a lawyer. What about the time that your not with them? I agree it's not good but still is the lesser of the two evils

    • @salia2897
      @salia2897 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +19

      @@darkangel10001000Us prisons are also inhumane. Things like extensive solitary confinement seems to be used in both systems. In Japan the rules seem to be much stricter, no individualism allowed at all, no talking for most of the day etc. in the states there is more violence between prisoners probably.
      I often find it interesting, where very different societies have similarities. The US is a very individualistic society, Japan is not. But both have this extreme disdain for criminals of any kind which shows in their prison system, how society treats former convicts and probably also the death penalty. USA and Japan are basically the only highly developed democracies, that still carry it out on a regular bases. Some others have it on the books in theory, some poorer countries like India still carry it out, some other rich countries that are not democracies carry it out.
      At the same time, the US has very high crime rates, Japan very low. So a harsh prison system is probably not what does it, but just the very homogeneous society, the quite old society, and the strict social rules.
      If you want to see more humane prison systems, you have to look to (western) European countries. Plain clothes inmates, open cells during the day individually decorated, etc. But of course in Japan a regular office job would already feel like prison for most Europeans.

    • @CharlieBravo887
      @CharlieBravo887 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +32

      @@salia2897 No individualism allowed? It's prision. Not pop-star, summer camp. It enforces discipline and order. Like darkangel said, prisons in the USA are filled with rape, mvrder, drugs, etc. People become WORSE in prison. Corruption reigns in US prisons. The whole forced confession thing is evil, but their system inside seems better and safer than ours in the USA.

  • @iqbaldildar16
    @iqbaldildar16 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Excellent documentry👍👍

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Dog not allowed ect

  • @marco83
    @marco83 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Truly eye opening. Thanks!

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv หลายเดือนก่อน

      India don't burn dead body not allowed

  • @melaniejones7335
    @melaniejones7335 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1714

    I worked in Japan for years. I once left my wallet on a park bench as I was going to work.
    10 hours later, I was returning home and my wallet was still on the bench with all money inside.
    A very safe country 😊

    • @WildlifeWarrior-cr1kk
      @WildlifeWarrior-cr1kk 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +473

      Here in America they would take your wallet and the bench

    • @takezomiyamoto1390
      @takezomiyamoto1390 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I can guarantee you that there's not a single crime in North Korea either.
      They know what's coming if they get caught doing smth bad or illegal.
      A cruel example, but essentially very close to reality.
      Japan is not the land of safety. It's the land of social repression.

    • @fullhealth8886
      @fullhealth8886 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +215

      @@WildlifeWarrior-cr1kk How do you think i got my bench?

    • @WildlifeWarrior-cr1kk
      @WildlifeWarrior-cr1kk 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@fullhealth8886 five finger discount

    • @Fingers896
      @Fingers896 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +21


  • @HubasaFamily254
    @HubasaFamily254 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +267

    In Kenya if we had such a prison system, every citizen applies for a lifetime jail sentence 🤷🤷🤷🤷

    • @blasterowner
      @blasterowner 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Kenya dont like freedom?

    • @johnwalker9670
      @johnwalker9670 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Uhuru or food....@@blasterowner

    • @HubasaFamily254
      @HubasaFamily254 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      @@blasterowner it's a standard facility that's the point...

    • @LaoWatsonSmith
      @LaoWatsonSmith 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

      @@blasterownerthey prefer food and shelter

    • @kl9045
      @kl9045 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      That is quite sad 😔 😟

  • @e.k.4203
    @e.k.4203 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +27

    Very informative documentary. Very well done.

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Trade interest not allowed

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv หลายเดือนก่อน

      Suicide not allowed

  • @ieda18
    @ieda18 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    It's not the prisons that need to be changed, it's the japan justice system.
    The prison are perfects, because if you don't want to end up in there, don't commit a crime.
    It's just sad that even if you didn't comite a crime you might end up there because the justice system sucks.

  • @mediahkm
    @mediahkm 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +213

    I am a Korean who served in the Korean military for two years. After watching this video, I thought I might have been in a Japanese prison rather than the Korean military. Almost everything is the same. Why can I sympathize with the prisoners’ testimony? When I thought about it, it was worse than a Japanese prison. I was treated harshly by my superiors, and my classmates around me were beaten.

    • @rael5469
      @rael5469 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +21

      I worked with a Korean guy who moved to the U.S. He had been in the Korean military. His story was similar to yours.

    • @kevin1294
      @kevin1294 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Hey, if you dont mind me asking, how long is your service? I know that military conscription is mandatory in SK right? So how long is the service actually? And are you even getting paid for that service? And is it any way to avoid the conscription? Sorry if its to much too ask.

    • @Triforcebro
      @Triforcebro 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      ​@@kevin1294 From what I heard it's mandatory 2 years right after highschool. As for pay, I would assume so since they do have to buy stuff while serving. It's amazing for young minds to continue growing after highschool and I wish America implemented this.

    • @kevin1294
      @kevin1294 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      @@Triforcebro You mean America implement conscriptions? Didn’t you guys “technically” have militia? I mean armed citizens is the second amendment goals right?(Other than to protect themselves of course).
      Correct me if im wrong, but sorry im not American, im Indonesian.

    • @RunninUpThatHillh
      @RunninUpThatHillh 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      America does have the militia, which is simply the citizenry.. who wants to train. We don't need mandatory military service. Its important to train independent of the State.

  • @MsZeldasaga
    @MsZeldasaga 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +685

    The prison itself seems fine, but how they get some people into prison due to forced confessions is insane. I heard in japan the law considers you guilty until proven innocent. If they can't prove your innocent then they force you to admit guilt. Absolutely wild.

    • @Z_Victory_Z
      @Z_Victory_Z 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +108

      It's more than that. As someone who has been locked up there and has spent years since researching the system, the biggest reason for the high confession rate is what they call the "substitute jail system" and basically no chance for bail/bond. In theory, they can only hold you for slightly over three weeks without a formal charge after arrest, but this cycle can be refreshed every few weeks if the prosecutor/detective indicates that a "new crime" is being investigated. They can keep making up shit in perpetuity and you can be held without a formal charge, indefinitely, for years even. When I was in the police jail, there was a guy in the next cell who had been there in police lockup for 18 months without a single formal charge being brought against him. He was determined to not give in, but he's the extreme exception, not the rule. Since time in police jail is not credited when considering sentencing, and since you already know you've got a 99.9% chance of being found guilty, most people go ahead and "confess" just to get it over with. It's simply the economics of time, money and energy. The sooner you confess, the sooner you reach freedom. The longer you deny the charges, the longer you stay locked up. And if you're particularly stubborn, you can further enrage the prosecutor and he will almost certainly ask for the maximum sentence. Judges almost always concede to the prosecutor's demands. So, any Japanese defense attorney will beg you to kiss the prosecutor's ass, show contrition, beg for forgiveness, show humility, and do nothing to piss of the prosecutor. Even if it's unfair or untrue, it doesn't matter. Bend the knee and you may get out without getting charged, or, if you are charged, you will get out sooner with a lighter sentence and earlier onset of that sentence.

    • @kylephillip6433
      @kylephillip6433 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

      Damn Z that is crazy and not fair at all

    • @Jfndh
      @Jfndh 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      “I heard “ spread misinformation and disinformation. If you can’t site your sources don’t post it. 🙄

    • @Fix--
      @Fix-- 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +42

      ​@@Z_Victory_ZI understand your experience in Japan but supporting Russian occupation is bad, speaking as someone who used to live in Donetsk. People were much happier before the Russian invasion.

    • @SimSimi.
      @SimSimi. 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Just don't be a bum who won't get arrested. In Japan there are no BLM terrorists.

  • @Mac-sb5lj
    @Mac-sb5lj 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +22

    This is outstanding. I've seen prison documentaries from the US. They could learn a very great deal from the Japanese system. The contrast is remarkable. 😮

    • @aprilleerose
      @aprilleerose 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      Except being automatically guilty of every crime and forced confessions. Other than that, yes.

    • @Juke582
      @Juke582 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      That would never work here! Those people grow up in a controlled culture and are used to it!

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@Juke582suicide not allowed

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@aprilleerosesuicide not allowed

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Suicide not allowed

  • @goochmcduck4285
    @goochmcduck4285 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    That’s crazy I literally just said to myself I’ve never seen a person show about Japan. It must be extremely hard to fill in then and here this is. Awesome

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      India don't burn dead body not allowed

  • @NoThankYouReally
    @NoThankYouReally 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +641

    NGL if I was given a choice between this and an American prison, state or federal, I'd take this experience. I'd beg for this experience. Everyone normal person's fear of prison in the United States isn't what the prison does to you; it's what the prisoners do to you. In the name of human rights and frankly cowardice we allow predators to prey on the weak. It is an embarrassment.
    We have the right pre-incarceration system; they absolutely have the right post conviction system.

    • @alexlabs4858
      @alexlabs4858 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +85

      It’s the entire prison system that will destroy you in the US. The police officers in the initial interaction, the court, the jail staff, the prisoners, and the administration. Literally every link in the chain is a complete failure and needs serious reform.

    • @user-bc3zs2wn5z
      @user-bc3zs2wn5z 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +43

      They literally said they tortured people to get confessions.
      You’re bullshitting yourself if you really think you’d prefer that over US prisons.

    • @NoThankYouReally
      @NoThankYouReally 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +76

      @@user-bc3zs2wn5z Did you catch the part about pre-incarceration vs post incarceration or nah?

    • @user-bc3zs2wn5z
      @user-bc3zs2wn5z 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

      @@NoThankYouReally what does that have to do with torturing confessions out of people?

    • @jctai100
      @jctai100 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      I wouldn't call the pre-incarceration "right" maybe a little better.

  • @setsaimu
    @setsaimu 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +791

    As someone who was born and raised in Japan, the stuff about following the rules is not exaggerated at all. Like to the point where as a child, I was taught to walk behind (or inside) the white lines on the side of the road and not to even walk on it to allow cars to pass. And like an unwritten rule where if an elderly person got onto the bus or train, that I had to give up my seat. And to not sit in priority seating on busses and trains even if they were empty because of the chance of an old or disabled or pregnant person getting on. Even at red lights at very empty roads, one would not cross the road until the light was green even if there were no cars present. The Japanese follow the rules to a fault. It is very good and makes for a very disciplined society but does not create room for expression and forces people to be uniform

    • @derrickcox7761
      @derrickcox7761 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +50

      A society dying from lack of purpose and initiative.

    • @patriciarowe6685
      @patriciarowe6685 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      England used to be like that and now it has become a waste land of filth.

    • @patriciarowe6685
      @patriciarowe6685 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@derrickcox7761And the west is actually a nightmare of crime and death. It is the west that is on it's knees

    • @spartan.falbion2761
      @spartan.falbion2761 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +96

      It's called correct civil conduct.

    • @Louisiana1975
      @Louisiana1975 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +23

      Old people in America are entitled. They can find their own seat.

  • @joshuapatrick682
    @joshuapatrick682 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    These “journalists” don’t know what hell they subjected these inmates to before and after their arrival.

  • @LastCommodore
    @LastCommodore 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    Very illuminating. I've been researching for a book on foreign prisoners in early-Showa Japan. This video answers many of my questions. Much appreciated.

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Dog not allowed ect

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv หลายเดือนก่อน

      Suicide not allowed

  • @betacross3675
    @betacross3675 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +390

    This is what a prison should be. A prison is a controlled environment. Not like the ones controlled by gangs and inside syndicates. Not like those with rooms for VIPs. Not like those inmates with electronics and gadgets.

    • @MsPopeye65
      @MsPopeye65 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +46

      Exactly...blown away by how fit and healthy they all looked...and as for the elderly inmates?... there are far worse old people homes in existence in the west!...

    • @Kaboomnz
      @Kaboomnz 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +36

      Considering how corrupt the judicial system is, how many of the prisoners do you believe are guilty?

    • @I-serve-you-tea
      @I-serve-you-tea 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +25

      In Japan you are innocent until proven guilty. However, there is a 99.8% conviction rate. So, if arrested you will do time. Police are not that perfect. There are many in prison who did nothing to get there.

    • @petem.3719
      @petem.3719 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

      @34rd-uv9nc They don't care about that. Prisoners are treated like their movie inspired and misinformed little minds tell them they should be treated.
      I understand how ignorant and misinformed people alternate betwren thinking prison is a gang operated dystopia and a semi-luxurious resort spa.
      What I don’t understand is how the same people who claim to value freedom so much that they'd gladly die for it will instantly denigrate someone else's loss of that freedom as being insufficient and insignificant punishment as soon as they learn that they got to watch TV for an hour, or were being fed better than dogs.

    • @awakenotwoke1973
      @awakenotwoke1973 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      It is controlled by a gang though. It's called 'The Governnent''.

  • @thomasvanantwerp728
    @thomasvanantwerp728 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +389

    I retired three years ago from one of the biggest state prison systems in the USA. All I can say after watching this documentary is WOW! The Japanese prison system is HEAVEN compared to what I witnessed on the job here.

    • @gwennk4962
      @gwennk4962 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

      Respect is on another level there. During and after the tsunami, they showed that even in times of disaster and destruction, they still maintained that care and respectability.

    • @raminrouchi202
      @raminrouchi202 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +23

      Yes it looks great....even from a 1095s point of view....nobody is getting stabbed and it's quiet and people respect each other.....and I promise the food is better .

    • @emmw7794
      @emmw7794 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Yeah no Kidding. America is a different breed. Japan is Homogenous and they have very little diversity or aggression towards authority or society. In America... we're all ready to fight and hate authority,

    • @1Surinamer
      @1Surinamer 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

      Its like comparing heaven and hell, and not only prison, but also your people and your violent culture.

    • @knight1706
      @knight1706 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@1Surinamer All humans are violent.

  • @Bluecollarbitcoin64
    @Bluecollarbitcoin64 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    Can u begin to fathom how lucky they are to be filming this it’s amazing

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      India don't burn dead body not allowed

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv หลายเดือนก่อน

      Suicide not allowed

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv หลายเดือนก่อน

      Suicide not allowed

  • @lindalewis7559
    @lindalewis7559 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Excellent documentation 🎉

  • @JorgeLourenco000
    @JorgeLourenco000 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +208

    I'm a westerner but I'm getting sick of these western attitudes of questioning everything and everyone like our system is great. Our system is leading us to self destruction. I love how criminals always have an excuse, the problem is never the crime they committed.

    • @DX-d
      @DX-d 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      America loves to spoil criminals, murderers, rapi💲ts, mole💲ters etc. They should learn from the Japanese. That’s how prisons should be, not an easy life free of responsibilities and filled with care, like the American prisons are.

    • @UnwrittenSpade
      @UnwrittenSpade 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I’m with you man! I lived in Japan for years and it really puts into perspective how messed up we are. Don’t get me wrong I want democracy and freedom I served in the military because I believe in it. But the far left is ruining America, and I’m a dem on my card, but the left has completely changed what it once stood for and if we don’t fix this NOW it’s gonna be too late

    • @KennyG-qh8jc
      @KennyG-qh8jc 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +28

      it is fn amazing our societies are falling apart yet we think we are the best and most enlightened.

    • @williamf4544
      @williamf4544 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      So true

    • @Prostinger93
      @Prostinger93 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +5


  • @jjharveyMI
    @jjharveyMI 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +191

    Even their convicts are more mannered than ours

    • @cryptospacexxxit6281
      @cryptospacexxxit6281 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +24

      1 culture vs forcibly imported multiculti.

    • @subaruamazon
      @subaruamazon 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +25

      the convicts are more well mannered than our citizens. lol.

    • @dbdb703
      @dbdb703 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      One of the many benefits of living in an almost completely homogenous society.

    • @gun3ro
      @gun3ro 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Did you see the video? They get punished in ridiculous ways if they are not mannered.

    • @andyandyandy1212
      @andyandyandy1212 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Mostly because their convicts are in there for something so small like stealing a candy bar. Ofcourse they will be well mannered lol

  • @rick3747
    @rick3747 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    A superb documentary.

  • @Jjangbunbun
    @Jjangbunbun 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +26

    Keiko’s story is just mindblowingly heart breaking!!!

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Allah is one God God is Allah Allah has 99 names Allah is almighty

    • @suckitgreenboiiiii1921
      @suckitgreenboiiiii1921 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      ​@@LisaHack-hq3dv tf you on about? What does that even mean for the comment's context?

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@suckitgreenboiiiii1921 wife back door not allowed ect

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@suckitgreenboiiiii1921 XXX not allowed

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@suckitgreenboiiiii1921 drugs alcohol pork not allowed

  • @lashlarue7924
    @lashlarue7924 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +772

    Honestly, it's pretty strict, but given the choice between a Japanese prison and an American prison (my own country), I think I would prefer the Japanese prison. It's clean, orderly, and not run by the criminals themselves. This was quite the impressive documentary. The closing statement made quite an impression!

    • @Kevhoe
      @Kevhoe 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +19

      Imagine being sickly or elderly though. That would be hell.

    • @lashlarue7924
      @lashlarue7924 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +158

      @@Kevhoe It would be hell regardless, but I would rather have that level of discipline than have to worry about being shanked or dropping the soap!

    • @97_Fredo
      @97_Fredo 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      bro trust me, if you're not japanese yourself you're gonna have a way harder time inside a japanese prison than an American.

    • @hotsnow2
      @hotsnow2 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +39

      @@lashlarue7924i definitely agree but i think not going to jail in the first place would be much better

    • @broodybrod7802
      @broodybrod7802 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Yep that’s true! In America, when you’re sentenced, you get raped, stabbed, beat up, and have to deal with racism! But in Japan at least you can do your time in peace! There’s too much freedom in America… that’s why you have people in prison acting the way they do!

  • @shadowfilm7980
    @shadowfilm7980 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +52

    The forced confessions part is really bad. It’s like they want to do that no matter what in order to not lose face. To their superiors. So they force that person to admit it anyway. Horrible. Like that old man who spent 40+ years in prison and he was innocent. Same with that woman too. All so that someone can look good to their bosses. Not lose face. Horrendous.

    • @nansmith8703
      @nansmith8703 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Horrendous indeed. All about saving face at any cost.

    • @leoniedejong9549
      @leoniedejong9549 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      That part was definitely something that shouldn't happen. Given the fuss, I think it falls under the heading of incidents, because if it happens dozens of times, you don't hear about it anymore. But it is a typical western approach to their system. Draw attention to something like that and then judge the system based on that. What many do not see is that the Japanese system ensures that people who live by the rules and think about their loved ones are protected from those who do not. Where in the West the criminal gets a second, third or fourth chance, and where the well-being of a criminal is important in the penal system. Japan considers society more important than the individual and the West can learn something from that.

    • @OnafetsEnovap
      @OnafetsEnovap 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Honour before reason is the Japanese motto, it seems.

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@OnafetsEnovapsuicide not allowed

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@leoniedejong9549suicide not allowed

  • @iudex4555
    @iudex4555 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

    I mean, they say the work has the purpose of socializing, yet they're not allowed to talk? How is that socializing?

    • @bergerman487
      @bergerman487 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      With telepathy, of course

    • @INNIMA
      @INNIMA 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Its for when they finish time and get employed to be obedient to superiors

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Suicide not allowed

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@INNIMAsuicide not allowed

  • @skttnm
    @skttnm 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +24

    The justice system sounds very messed up and needs fixing. But I love the prison system for those who are actually guilty. Love it! We need this in America.

    • @microcolonel
      @microcolonel 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Especially for those who are not lifers, it makes a lot of sense. It is infinitely better to inculcate discipline and order in the lives of the inmates, than it is to leave them to their own devices.

    • @Juke582
      @Juke582 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Americans would not behave like they do! Those people have order and discipline their whole life! None of that here! We would find that boot camp inhumane here!

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@Juke582dog not allowed ect

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@microcoloneldog not allowed ect

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Dog not allowed ect

  • @marks1638
    @marks1638 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +205

    One of our guys got thrown into a Japanese prison during the 70's for an alleged rape of an underage schoolgirl. After he was arrested, he was made to stand in silence for hours until the required lights out. He slept on a futon on the floor. Ate meals in his cell while standing every day for about 25 days. They wanted him to confess, and he just refused to even talk to them. They didn't realize he had been raised by an abusive father. He'd endured far worse than their prison conditions. He said later it was peaceful and quiet. Pretty bad when you like prison better than your home. As long he obeyed the rules, the guards never laid a hand on him. Though one time at the beginning, he took a couple of strikes from a baton across the legs for talking when he wasn't allowed. Finally, after about three weeks the schoolgirl was found to be lying by the police during their investigation (and pressure from the US Embassy to do it right). She was in the habit of sneaking out to party and had met him at a bar (yes, she looked older but was only 15 years old.). Turns out he's never touched her, and the sexual charge ended up against a school mate (her lover) as she was underage. He was released and immediately got orders out of country (in the case the Police changed their minds.). They use psychological means of intimidation against suspects as well as cultural shaming to get confessions. That's why they have such a high conviction rate (99 percent). If you're not hit, physically abused, or threatened, then as far as they're concerned any statement you make is of your own free will (or your guilt). It doesn't work quite as well with foreigners as they feel no moral or cultural obligation to Japan.

    • @patrickh3242
      @patrickh3242 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Aha "One of our gys"
      Ein Schelm wer böses dabei denkt🤨

    • @bethbarclay855
      @bethbarclay855 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      What happened to the girl in the end?

    • @atlebakke
      @atlebakke 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      Underage? Japans age of consent has been 13 for an eternity unntil they changed it just this summer. Idk who to believe🧐

    • @kenirainseeker539
      @kenirainseeker539 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +19

      @@atlebakke That's the national age of consent, but most if not all areas within Japan have higher age of consent

    • @marks1638
      @marks1638 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      @@atlebakke Not under the Status of Forces (SOF) agreement established in the 1950's (and continually upgraded/renegotiated since that time.) when Japan got full control of it's country again after the end of the Occupation. Under SOF agreements American Military Personnel follow an established age of 16 years old (and different for some countries). The American Military is a little more puritan about age of consent due to issues with accusations of rape, pedophilia, and other sexual crimes being charged within the military justice system (separate from the civilian system). Several other countries are similar and the SOFs are generally the same for age of consent. My father was an USAF Air Police from 1948 to 1966 and very familiar with those SOFs, including tours in Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Japan, and Korea during his many assignments (in those days less than six months to two years.). I also got to read his legal pamphlets and legal manuals from his tours of service. (made for some interesting reading.).

  • @kimpparkhurst8771
    @kimpparkhurst8771 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +162

    I was stationed in Misawa, Japan, in the 70's. I vividly remember the movie we had to watch regarding getting caught doing drugs and going to prison. If you got caught, the military had no power to get you out. The movie was pretty eye opening..

    • @SMGJohn
      @SMGJohn 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Yet US troops regularly rape children in Japan and never get punished, how weird

    • @wesker74
      @wesker74 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Can I find it somewhere?

    • @gaselekrauss415
      @gaselekrauss415 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      I remember that. I was at Kadena Okinawa in 1976

    • @khiem1939
      @khiem1939 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      True, In the 1980s I did a debrief on a Marine incarcerated in a Japanese Prison for drug abuse for 5 years, he told me that those 5 years were WORSE than death!

    • @sebwan
      @sebwan 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      "the military had no power to get you out"
      C'mon, you're American, just give them a healthy dose of "democracy" and that's it (sorry, could not resist)

  • @cooltjh4
    @cooltjh4 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    sad thing is, if you dont confess to the crime they are accusing you of and you're a foreigner, they can hold you indefinitely.

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Dog not allowed ect

  • @katedakota_8-zk1uv
    @katedakota_8-zk1uv 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +73

    This is a perfect prison system structure-In my opinion.

    • @misterkefir
      @misterkefir 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2


    • @Anmirukaa
      @Anmirukaa หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      05:37 - 06:05 still want it? I dont, when jail based on 90% of confession and not even lawyer can talk to you on trial.
      Its like "you're accused of murder, so said that you did it". That alone makes Government/Police is always rights.
      Other than that, can't talk that even less than 30% of your day. That alone make you like robot rather to recover his/her humanity for its wrongdoing.

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@misterkefir suicide not allowed

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@Anmirukaa suicide not allowed

    • @keenf806
      @keenf806 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Interrogation methods ain’t the best… my opinion

  • @Proverbman
    @Proverbman 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +75

    The idea that Johnny Somali (Ramsey Khalid Ismael) will have to go through something like this makes this old person tear up....with joy

    • @therealyoshicrazy7618
      @therealyoshicrazy7618 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I don't believe it.
      Perhaps he would get deported back to the US and serve a normal prison sentence in the American prison system.

    • @BubbyBoy
      @BubbyBoy 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      ​@@therealyoshicrazy7618he's at the bare minimum going to be held in jail for 28 days for every crime he's charged with, consecutively, and there's already a second separate charge.
      That's on top of the interrogation and torture.

    • @somalien9447
      @somalien9447 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      That SOB is not from Somalia n is not somali but is an Ethiopian who just uses our name and gives us bad name 😢

    • @vizisolutions
      @vizisolutions 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      ​@therealyoshicrazy7618 He's an immigrant from Nigeria, not even American.

    • @norihiro01
      @norihiro01 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@vizisolutions Once they have an American passport, any immigrant from Africa is an American. And that's America's problem to deal with, isn't it.

  • @theultimaterental
    @theultimaterental 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +236

    Johnny Somali is learning about the Japanese justice system first hand as we speak. He is being held right now to confess. If you want to see what happens to foreigners that are disrespectful in Japan, look up his story.

    • @soulquesthealingmusic2307
      @soulquesthealingmusic2307 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Johnny Somali is a real loser. Hope he gets time.

    • @Bum-gh2zi
      @Bum-gh2zi 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +44

      Johnny Somali thinks he is in the US and can say and do what ever. Abought time US personnel wake up and realize they have to live by the rules and laws of the country they are in.

    • @justmeowth9697
      @justmeowth9697 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      So basically his under house arrest? Because that's not a prison, that is just a house only you are living under your stepdad's house rules.

    • @theultimaterental
      @theultimaterental 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

      @@justmeowth9697 If that’s how you were treated by your stepdad at home you should really report him.

    • @Astrioraful
      @Astrioraful 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +35

      he's Johnny Wasabi now

  • @Olzme
    @Olzme 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    3 years for theft is crazy. My country they wouldn't even arrest/persecute someone for petty theft. Which is a big problem.

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Suicide not allowed

    • @georgiafrye2815
      @georgiafrye2815 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Look at the crash and grab shop lifters. Nothing is done. The people stand back helpless in stores. Steal all the time. Don't care until $900 is reached criminals let out and continue on. Businesses closing. So sad. I wish the US would take notice to Japan and how safe it is with so many citizens.

  • @weirdsoupcartoonsyeah
    @weirdsoupcartoonsyeah 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    the no talking on the train thing is about respect. its a hard thing to explain unless you have been there.

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Dog not allowed ect

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@INNIMAdog not allowed ect

    • @magnus5747
      @magnus5747 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Just invent a silence cabin like in other countries.....
      We humans should be able to socialize everywhere (with some exceptions ofc, but a train is not that), people finding that rude or distracting is just petty. If it is on a normal volume it should be allowed.

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@magnus5747 who is your lord grave first question

    • @magnus5747
      @magnus5747 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@LisaHack-hq3dv what?

  • @EA-xp7hm
    @EA-xp7hm 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +730

    It’s sad to think that this level of discipline would never work in western prisons because so many grow up with a lack of it

    • @mexicanakuma
      @mexicanakuma 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Don’t forget the white guys in charged don’t care . It’s all about the money

    • @CoDwithSwords
      @CoDwithSwords 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      It would work if prisons were mostly white.

    • @NZLink
      @NZLink 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +77

      they would soon learn. that's the thing when you don't have a choice

    • @andrewfalconer8599
      @andrewfalconer8599 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Don't believe the propaganda that Japan is showing you. I'm sure they have plenty of drugs and fights there too.
      Japan is known to lie about their criminal justice system. For example, they have a high solve rate for crimes because they only investigate crimes that they know they can solve. They fudge the numbers.

    • @btf1287
      @btf1287 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      are you kidding?
      corporal punishment works against all men white or black
      Russian criminals are notoriously brutal and they still fall in line, you think some privileged idiot from Chicago or LA sagging his pants would not?

  • @XA1985
    @XA1985 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +48

    I watched this doc about an American who served time in Japanese prison, he said everything was fine BUT the excessive rules will overwhelm you.

    • @Mugwump7
      @Mugwump7 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

      The bit about having to sit, posture perfect in your cell all day, never horizontal would be rough.

    • @LuvBorderCollies
      @LuvBorderCollies 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      When I was in Germany in 1991 there were numerous times I thought, the average American could not handle the level of regulation in Germany. Not dissing Germany its just a difference in culture at that time. Today after waves of immigrants, war and a pandemic I'd probably notice less difference. But the differences is what makes other countries/people interesting to me.

    • @Zzzxx2
      @Zzzxx2 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@LuvBorderCollies I mean most people don't want to be in any prison. If we're just talking about rules, most Americans would do fine in Japan. The language barrier is the biggest challenge. Of course a lot of Americans are obnoxious and foolish but a lot of Japanese people are like that too. You will find more commonalities than differences in my experience.

    • @Bonita.Vampira_
      @Bonita.Vampira_ 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@AA-id8ypI used to slouch a lot. Got rounded shoulders and doesn’t help that my boobs are big. HOWEVER with weight lifting it has helped my posture a lot! Head high, shoulders relaxed to my sides and people tell me I have good posture. I see them fix themselves after seeing me lol

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@AA-id8ypsuicide not allowed

  • @Rico-xv9rd
    @Rico-xv9rd หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    What the hell? Imprisoned for 12 months and announced innocent, not guilty?

  • @user-mm8gf8tx6n
    @user-mm8gf8tx6n 7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I am now 65. In my opinion this just puts life in perspective

  • @vincentdelavega6241
    @vincentdelavega6241 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +288

    I’ve been in NY State Prison … the Japanese system is superior to ours in every way, and the crime rate reflects that.

    • @alainportant6412
      @alainportant6412 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      If NY state was 98% ethnic Japanese, your prisons would look like that and the crime rate would by as low as theirs.

    • @Mental_Illboy
      @Mental_Illboy 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      Thank you for your service sir.

    • @BarkinMADDOX
      @BarkinMADDOX 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Yes 1 year in jail for something you are found innocent on. Very nice very good. Shut the duck up

    • @phocian
      @phocian 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      "The grass is always greener on the other side" particularly to those that comment on various social media sites.

    • @coleparker11
      @coleparker11 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

      lmao its obviously cultural, If the US adopted japanese standards,...can you imagine the chaos and disrespect

  • @DanielNistrean
    @DanielNistrean 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    Holding someone in captivity till they confess is deeply imoral.

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Suicide not allowed

  • @dockbuckyballz
    @dockbuckyballz 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Wow. This is impressive.

  • @mikeberry2332
    @mikeberry2332 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Just ... fascinating

  • @Boysndahood22
    @Boysndahood22 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +882

    As a detention officer myself I am very impressed by the way these inmates behave.

    • @gasad01374
      @gasad01374 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +99

      thats what happens when force them to behave under threat of severe punishment, if a prisoner sneezed they would have been thrown in solitary and it would have been edited out of the video. it took them months to organize a simple walk through for this exact reason, they had to make sure every single prisoner seen in the film is perfectly behaved and in peak mental and physical health.

    • @cubanenglish
      @cubanenglish 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +50

      @@gasad01374 i dont think its exactly that way..at least you have been in one of those prison and can confirm it....i think its something cultural , in general Japan is a very organized and behaved country.
      Anyway i respect your opinion! ✌

    • @gastondraco5906
      @gastondraco5906 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +22

      Because there are consequences you act up you get your ass handed to you 😂😂

    • @flaminmongrel6955
      @flaminmongrel6955 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +26

      @@cubanenglish well behaved people don't end up in prison Japan has a history of not only extensive war crimes but gang related violence.

    • @WhiteTrashTennessee
      @WhiteTrashTennessee 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +24

      Thry are behaved brcause they are only japanese there. Its the minoeities in then US that make things difficult

  • @CysMix1
    @CysMix1 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +721

    How the hell is this inhumane. It's not at all. Don't go to another country and break their laws. You may not think it's fair but it doesn't matter in another country. We need more of this prison system in America

    • @badazzbarbiePOV
      @badazzbarbiePOV 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +54

      because we don’t even know if it’s true . does no one find it sketch thry csn only talk to two inmates ( the actual witnesses to everything ) with guards present only ?

    • @Vangror
      @Vangror 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +54

      For people who think this is inhumane, go watch the documentary on Antananarivo prison in Madagascar. Then you'll know what "inhumane" is

    • @acebrandon3522
      @acebrandon3522 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +33

      Me like the Japanese way .... Make our Lil Bastards work and be respective to authority.

    • @CysMix1
      @CysMix1 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +26

      @@badazzbarbiePOV lots of countries have strict control of their prison system. This is not unusual. The United States prison system is the unusual one

    • @eastbayforever6970
      @eastbayforever6970 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +39

      I don't think it's that bad the problem is you have a 98% chance of being convicted whether you did it or not & that's a problem.

  • @dianesimoes8943
    @dianesimoes8943 12 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    Neat,cleanliness and order is amazing. z

  • @dazerrazer3018
    @dazerrazer3018 หลายเดือนก่อน

    brillian documentary

  • @SluggishPoineer
    @SluggishPoineer 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +55

    "through work, inmates learn how to socialise" 30 seconds later "inmates are not allowed to talk to each other at work" 😂

  • @maburwanemokoena7117
    @maburwanemokoena7117 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +104

    This deserves to be called a rehabilitation not a prison. If my country's prisoners were well behaved and mannered like these one's, they would be out on parole.

    • @hotfuzz4416
      @hotfuzz4416 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      Did you not watch the other half of the video?

    • @Whom1337
      @Whom1337 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      I used to work with freshly released criminals from open prisons and we noticed over 30% recidivism rate over a 2 year period of monitoring, despite giving them accommodation, jobs, certifications and reintegration counselling. These were people that were already well behaved during their incarceration. You can use whatever methods you like, but some criminals just want to remain criminals. And this is the UK where even secure prisons are mostly very quiet.

    • @Farcyde021
      @Farcyde021 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@hotfuzz4416 Their justice system is flawed. but show me any countries justice system where innocent people arent locked up by mistake....
      Just my prefernce. If i had the choice to serve time in a US prison vs the one we just saw. i choose the one we just saw....lol

    • @maburwanemokoena7117
      @maburwanemokoena7117 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@hotfuzz4416 I did, believe me they are not as terrible as South African prisoners.

    • @Incidental104
      @Incidental104 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@Farcyde021 So let me clarify this: You believe that a grieving mother, who endured days of internationally recognised torture, pleading for forgiveness from her deceased daughter whom she couldn't save, and likely burdened by self-blame, constitutes a sufficient confession to be admissible in court. Not only admissible but also recognized as a confession by the court and considered grounds for conviction, all in the absence of any evidence of arson. Are you 10? Please, don't compare this to what we have in the EU, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. We've dedicated centuries to building a justice system that strives for maximum fairness. When you say, "every system has its flaws," yes nut job, every system does, but the flaws in this system are so significant that even a 3 year old can see why its not fair, whereas Western systems strike a balance between a fair trial and securing convictions. I hope your small mind now comprehends why the statement you made is so dangerous and why the Japanese conviction system is comparable to North Korea. Fuck even Russia has a more fair justice system, let alone Western countries.

  • @megleague1130
    @megleague1130 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    This is absolutely terrifying. 😳

  • @entrynotfound6938
    @entrynotfound6938 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Anyone else have a literal jaw drop when they got to the part about when they find out they'll be executed? I already knew some general information about prisons in Japan (have an interest in corrections as part of my side gig) but that part was really messed up.

    • @FatherSolanus
      @FatherSolanus 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Don't assume you had a literal jaw 💧 drop

    • @FatherSolanus
      @FatherSolanus 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      You see what I'm sayin'

    • @FatherSolanus
      @FatherSolanus 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      shoutout to the Waqtutsi 🔱 tribe Jezus

    • @FatherSolanus
      @FatherSolanus 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Only Đjeto Pjetri can 🥫 touch my 👃 nose. Now you're Father Damian. Now you're Vera Lucaj.

    • @FatherSolanus
      @FatherSolanus 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Jan shallot 🌟 ✨

  • @n3mesis2002
    @n3mesis2002 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +539

    A system like that is what we need in the United States, order, discipline, and respect. A system where inmates can be reform.

    • @adamfrank5183
      @adamfrank5183 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      If reforming is the purpose, then yes. If profit is the purpose.... then probably also yes, actually.

    • @bc454irocz89
      @bc454irocz89 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      lol yes i wanna see our american supernogs go through this lmao

    • @nottheone7269
      @nottheone7269 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      What do you mean by " Given the America demographics" what about America demographics makes that impossible here.

    • @bc454irocz89
      @bc454irocz89 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +19

      @@nottheone7269 sheeeeeeit

    • @christianterrill3503
      @christianterrill3503 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +27

      Prison in America is all about punishment not reforming the person.

  • @Mutlap
    @Mutlap 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +142

    I lived in Japan for two years, ensuring I never made a mistake.

    • @alainportant6412
      @alainportant6412 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      In those countries it's not up to you if you're guilty or not.
      You're lucky I didn't know your address. I could have just sent you enough weed anonymously to put you on death row, or just really high depending on how busy the customs on were that day.

    • @Silfverr
      @Silfverr 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@alainportant6412 "In those countries"?
      Apart from your blatant xenophobia being on display you really are choosing to ignore the incredibly flawed systems in the US and Europe.
      "Those countries"?
      Pray, do tell, what would a racist like yourself consider to be 'those countries'?

    • @knowledge4741
      @knowledge4741 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      LOL it doesn't work like that.

    • @qqb0t
      @qqb0t 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      @@alainportant6412 bro thats not how it works at all lmao u watching to much tv

    • @alainportant6412
      @alainportant6412 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      @@qqb0t That's exactly how it fucking works. Ask whoever is doing time for drugs in Singapore, you have no idea.

  • @celticwelsh
    @celticwelsh 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +22

    There's a lot of pros to Japan's prison system. I think the strict discipline and order is something that would work in prisons. It really is the way people are found guilty that seems to be the biggest issue.

  • @thesearcher9416
    @thesearcher9416 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    This is traumatising to watch. They break them systematically and radically

  • @J297WFD
    @J297WFD 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +423

    I’ve lived in Japan for 7 years I love it and feel safe. Advice…don’t break the law be polite and respectful

    • @kestertroy
      @kestertroy 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      But some idiot like Johnny Somali would just never listen

    • @awakenotwoke1973
      @awakenotwoke1973 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@ChrisSoCalm Isn't it funny how some people like the OP think psychopaths don't exist as long as there is a perception of 'order'.

    • @J297WFD
      @J297WFD 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      @@ChrisSoCalm nope

    • @anthonyrowland9072
      @anthonyrowland9072 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      you can feel safe in other countries too without the low key totalitarian vibe japan has.

    • @RomeoMike22
      @RomeoMike22 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@Leontinussounds like you need to quit riding the dick of the Japanese justice system

  • @realangrykirk
    @realangrykirk 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +255

    I was a Correction Officer for 32 years in MA. I would have loved to see some of the policies in Japanese prisons applied to our inmate population here. We are way too soft on scumbags in the Commonwealth.

    • @MrJLee-ri3so
      @MrJLee-ri3so 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      It’s all about the rights of criminals in the US

    • @draggy76
      @draggy76 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      @@MrJLee-ri3so That's funny you mention rights, We don't have rights in the US, we have privileges. that's why corruption spreads so quickly and easily and never gets looked into or taken care of.

    • @whispersinthedark88
      @whispersinthedark88 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

      Many criminals in the US would be better off long-term if our prisons were more like this, add skill leaning classes so they have a chance at a normal life outside...many things could be improved. The difference in numbers of prisoners should tell ppl just how "functional" our system is...

    • @DaleMontdale-xd1mc
      @DaleMontdale-xd1mc 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

      Look at all these bootlickers.

    • @RAPTOR948
      @RAPTOR948 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      As someone in MA who has lived here all his life, I agree. These Democrat policies are too soft on criminals, and they hurt law-abiding citizens.
      We should adopt the Japanese way for a lot of our systems. Like how we should treat inmates by making them adhere strictly to disciplinary activities, strict wake and sleep schedules, march them through the halls, teach them skills to make them function if they are not staying for the rest of their lives and get out at a working age. Inmates should be made to feel punished for their actions, and not be given what would feel like a free ride at Club Med. No visitors unless they were well behaved, no gifts from the outside, they live a purely analog life without the modern wonders.
      We should adopt the legislative measures in how Japan treats transgenderism. Requiring castration, and legally prohibit transgenders from having custody of anyone under 20, but let's raise it to 30 since we can't trust transgenders to be honest with themselves.
      We should be more strict with inmates here! Let's adopt some of the things Japan does, and also expand the rights of the law-abiding citizen! Like open carry for law-abiding citizens!

  • @Rhen
    @Rhen หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Cleanest effin prision ive ever seen. I was a correctional officer here in my state. The difference is staggering.

  • @rmatt816
    @rmatt816 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    I think structure is highly valuable and this prison system does not seem bad at all. It teaches self discipline as a habit so when they get out, they will have discipline to not reoffend. The only thing is that it sucks they don’t get to talk to each other much, and don’t get paid for working. Other than that I think it’s great

    • @elouise5593
      @elouise5593 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      The government pays to feed them, clothe them and house them. Why should they get paid?

  • @Tailionis
    @Tailionis 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +271

    I love how they handle prisoners but HATE how they prosecute people. So many innocents. That messed up

    • @jcat5515
      @jcat5515 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      Did you know that cops randomly arrest black people and throw them in jail in US?

    • @sureduck
      @sureduck 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +34

      @@jcat5515Both counties' judicial systems can get in a bin. Your point?

    • @lovineveryminuetofit1314
      @lovineveryminuetofit1314 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      That's how it is all over the world

    • @MaryJane.007
      @MaryJane.007 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +23

      @@jcat5515 are you sure about that?

    • @porkcutlet3920
      @porkcutlet3920 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      @@lovineveryminuetofit1314 True, but wrongful conviction is far more common in Japan, even compared to the US.

  • @lordeddardstark4471
    @lordeddardstark4471 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +22

    Looking at this prison system fills my heart to know the kind of disciplinary punishment that american dude who went around harassing japanese people in his live streams would be given

  • @zombieponcho
    @zombieponcho 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    The Danganronpa hat really caught me off guard, but when they said the police gave it to him it made me question if they just have a bunch of Monokuma hats for this situation or if someone on the force just casually had that hat that day. Kinda grim in retrospect.

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Suicide not allowed

  • @akashaofthenile6077
    @akashaofthenile6077 29 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I find this strict, however, the insane lawlessness in the america's,,,suggests that there is a huge issue with law enforcement, somehow, we need to find the balance of both systems. Thank you for this documentary, it was very interesting

  • @hawkeyenextgen7117
    @hawkeyenextgen7117 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +253

    As remarkable as the Japanese prison system is, effective and orderly, the one criticism I have with it is how people are forced to confess crimes they didn't commit. But then again, there have been cases of such false confessions in the US as well.

    • @eugenetswong
      @eugenetswong 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      Yeah, every country relies on confessions at least a little. I think that confessions should be illegal. Just bring them to jail, and ask a defense lawyer.

    • @Homiloko2
      @Homiloko2 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      @@eugenetswong Agreed. Convictions should rely on hard proof, if you have to extract a confession you can't be sure what really happened.

    • @mbahmarijan789
      @mbahmarijan789 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Just like in Indonesia 😂

    • @ogre706
      @ogre706 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      @@Homiloko2 Precisely this. Not even the person confessing can be completely sure what is true, and many innocent people are convinced of their guilt after being asked enough of the right questions. It seems strange, but such is human psychology, and no one can truly understand how this happens until it happens to them.

    • @LemonRush7777
      @LemonRush7777 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      ​@@eugenetswongYou cannot be convicted solely on a confession in many countries, particularly on western ones. The japanese legal system is a very good example on why.

  • @redgeallen8867
    @redgeallen8867 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +292

    The last ten minutes of this documentary are brutal. The woman talking about how much better her life is inside prison, and the man saying that he never had children were devastating.

    • @KM-tk2ih
      @KM-tk2ih 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +64

      It was a woman who said she never had children. They made the vices lower, so that they could not be recognized. It was the same woman’s prison, though. But yeah, that was so sad. When she put her finger in the baby’s hand, I lost it.

    • @raminrouchi202
      @raminrouchi202 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      Not having to worry about your basic needs is a big deal

    • @baileydragon
      @baileydragon 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

      @@KM-tk2ih the gentle holding of the baby dolls fingers. bless her - it got me too

    • @sandrabentley8111
      @sandrabentley8111 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

      Many homeless do it here in the states too. Much better conditions in prison than on the streets.

    • @codeninja100
      @codeninja100 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      That last statement from the old lady broke me. She spent her whole life with no kids or grandkids to enjoy and chooses prison just to not be alone at the end of her life.

  • @charlottebarnes6761
    @charlottebarnes6761 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Jail is spotless amazing

  • @jellytimb2485
    @jellytimb2485 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +26

    Most Japanese thing I ever heard “if you don’t follow the rules you don’t work” 😂

    • @pegcity4eva
      @pegcity4eva หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Working is a privilege in all jails.

  • @SakuraSamael
    @SakuraSamael 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +138

    I can absolutely understand the desire to be locked up. My father was incapable of holding down a job, and as a result, he would be homeless for stretches of time. I live in a place with somewhat harsh winters, so around that time each year, he would intentionally turn himself into the police for unpaid child support so that he would have food and shelter. While I do not have respect for my father as human being, I do understand his mindset. It was a matter of survival and he was using the options available to keep going another year.

    • @chriscarrol9373
      @chriscarrol9373 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      In Vancouver Canada the cost of a 1 bedroom apartment is $2737 CND. $2052 USD or $24624 USD a year just to have a roof over your head NO FOOD NO ELECTRICITY. I'm thinking robbing banks looking good these days. It's a win win. You either get the cash or 3 meals a day and a roof over your head for free. I won't but Scary thing is alot of people might decide that.

    • @getmoneychill6462
      @getmoneychill6462 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      @@chriscarrol9373You’re moving like the father taking the easy way out.Banks don’t carry lots of money.So ask yourself is it worth it?Risking my freedom over a few thousands.

    • @chriscarrol9373
      @chriscarrol9373 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@getmoneychill6462 The plan is to get caught use a note and get 1-2 years free room and board. In Vancouver it's a tempting offer. That's how bad it is here to buy or rent anything. Scary.

    • @justanotherhappyhumanist8832
      @justanotherhappyhumanist8832 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      I’ve met several homeless people who do that. It’s really sad. The problem is that they often have a lot of mental health problems and other issues that have been neglected by society, often stemming all the way back to childhood. And another issue is that, once inside, their mental health issues often further deteriorate, and they become institutionalised, so they go back, seeking that safe place. We can’t really fully judge another person until we’ve walked a mile in their shoes…for someone to be THAT desperate, I would propose that the problem doesn’t fully lie with them. It also lies with us, our unforgiving and harsh society. No one should be so desperate that they need to choose prison over freedom, just so they can have a decent meal and a roof over their heads. Especially not in a first world country.
      Of course, I also understand why you would feel bitterness and animosity towards your father, as well. He had a kid…and you probably feel that he was thinking about what was best for himself, rather than about how you felt. And I do believe that if people have kids, they owe it to those kids to be good parents, and to try and build a better life for them. So I get that you feel that he probably should have tried harder, and there are probably many other layers to this than you’re able to express in a TH-cam comment.
      It’s just a very sad situation, overall, and it shouldn’t be happening. There should be more support systems out there. We waste government money in the most corrupt, nonsensical of ways, yet leave those most vulnerable and in need hanging out to dry.
      I hope that you and your father are able to talk about everything and heal one day. I know what it’s like to have a parent who was never there for you, myself, so I know that those wounds can never fully mend, but I hope that you’re able to get some sort of closure and healing.

    • @PedricCuf
      @PedricCuf 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Excellent comment. Judging by this comment section, people really fail to understand that judicial systems don't exist in some vacuum apart from society. What is criminal? Why is it criminal? What options exist to remove oneself from criminality? How much is based on best practices, and how much is based on emotions? How responsible do you hold the individual? It's a very complex problem with no clear-cut solution, and the basis of these issues is a holistic consequence of the society as a whole.
      Regular meals, productive work, clean living spaces, and a regimented schedule are genuinely beneficial for many people, and better than what is provided for them by society, because the society doesn't care about them until it's a matter of criminality. Imagine if something like that could be provided without the need for criminality, that people can check themselves in and out of. Stuff like that exists, but in the US it's done by non-profits or religious organizations, rather than by the state. @@justanotherhappyhumanist8832

  • @Kongo-Slade007
    @Kongo-Slade007 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Brings back memories of basic training in military, strict and rigid to the T ,everything should be unison and in uniform order ,anything out of place or someone does something wrong the whole platoon gets disciplined

  • @julienlamberto9857
    @julienlamberto9857 หลายเดือนก่อน

    “Learn to socialize”
    Also prison: “NO TALKING!”

  • @godofmyworld77
    @godofmyworld77 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +96

    You know it gives me a smile knowing jonnie somali is there right now 😂...disgusting how he treated the Japanese people and well hes going to learn a lesson now 😂

    • @brianlacroix822
      @brianlacroix822 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      3 years of torture for tresspass and taunting the locals puts a smile on your face......I thought all the nazis fled to Argentina and Canada not Japan?

    • @GK-yi4xv
      @GK-yi4xv 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      They would have been better off deporting him with a lifetime ban.
      He's going to make the lives of everyone inside a pain in the @ss.

    • @bigbootyhunta
      @bigbootyhunta 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +29

      @@GK-yi4xv l don't imagine Johnny Somali's bad behaviour will be tolerated in prison. Perhaps for the first time in his life he will understand that there are rules and that he has to follow them or face the consequences. Deporting him would have taught him nothing. We know that he committed his crime of going onto the building site because he recorded it on video- no false confession there then.

    • @jessejames8900
      @jessejames8900 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      Johnny Salami

    • @amandahayward
      @amandahayward 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      I did smile to myself knowing that he's in one of those prisons 😂

  • @fixpacifica
    @fixpacifica 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +508

    Reminds me of military boot camp. I read a book about the Japanese justice system years ago, and while it may seem harsh to westerners, very few people in Japan go to prison. I've been to Japan multiple times and think it's a fantastic place to visit.

    • @agp11001
      @agp11001 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +39

      Fantastic place to visit, but if you're not used to the Japanese way and come from any moderately liberal country, it can be hell to live in.

    • @gun3ro
      @gun3ro 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Well, one thing is for sure: Western entitlements and idiocracy does not work in Japan. I was living in Osaka and I saw foreigners getting arrested for dumb shit. Its starts in the airport. In fact, just two weeks ago I flew from Bangkok to Osaka and in the baggage claim I saw two foreigners getting arrested for bringing weed (legal in Thailand, you can buy it everywhere) into Japan. Happened right next to me. Apparently, these idiots forgot it in the pocket of their pants, which were inside their suitcase. I seriously believe they made a mistake, because the amount was just so less that it wouldn't even make any sense to smuggle or sell it. Police came and arrested them. The conviction rate in Japan is so god damn high, I am sure these guys are fucked and will probably spend years in prison.

    • @ColonelSmurf
      @ColonelSmurf 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      prison is supposed to be hard, not the unruly crap in the US that has an extremely high recidivism rate because the liberals sare more worried about criminals and their comfort than them committing crimes.

    • @alphacat4927
      @alphacat4927 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +27

      lol This looked like the nicest Prison I have ever seen and that cry baby only got 11 months These people need to come do time in Texas, California, or New York and then talk about how hard prison life is. I couldn't stop laughing the whole time watching this.

    • @germanshepard6336
      @germanshepard6336 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      But here in the states we lock people up for profit while also creating repeat offenders.

  • @user-ze1xt8bq1w
    @user-ze1xt8bq1w 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Good to know that Japan prison did not come a long way since Yoshie Shiratori. TH-camrs told his story like it was some transformative miracle.

  • @davidokinsky114
    @davidokinsky114 6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Just got through the beginning part, but this reminds me of boot camp back in the late 90s.

  • @chambersjc85
    @chambersjc85 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +87

    The older gentleman who doesn’t speak, breaks my heart to pieces. He can never get his life back. God bless him 🙏🏽🤍

    • @jamarrogers2985
      @jamarrogers2985 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Yeah that was painful...they really broke that man...no telling what happened to him inside...and to see that he was a professional boxer. Smmfh

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@jamarrogers2985Allah is one God God is Allah Allah has 99 names Allah is almighty

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Trade interest not allowed

    • @bernadettekavanagh9984
      @bernadettekavanagh9984 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      And no compensation seems to be offered or apology given.

    • @halfwaysleet
      @halfwaysleet หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@LisaHack-hq3dvAllah is not almighty I'm sorry to say.

  • @verbalwound5874
    @verbalwound5874 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +98

    Officer: "Work is an indepensable part of prison life, prisonsers learn to socialise through work."
    *5 seconds later*
    "Prisoners are not allowed to talk to each other during work, they must raise their hands to ask permission from the officer before talking."
    Japanese prison system is literally free labour camp.

    • @MrJoshcc600
      @MrJoshcc600 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      Your right. I know someone who was in there for years for drug trafficking. Its bad. More then a allowed video can show

    • @dirtyoldman3
      @dirtyoldman3 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      Perhaps they should not have broken the law

    • @sock1050
      @sock1050 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@dirtyoldman3 most crime stems from need, not want

    • @dirtyoldman3
      @dirtyoldman3 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      The need of doing crime for being greedy and lazy @@sock1050

    • @ahvin4764
      @ahvin4764 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      @@sock1050 Poverty is not a valid reason for the violation of someone elses rights.

  • @ultraali453
    @ultraali453 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    WOW, Their prisons are so clean and orderly. The fact that they aren't beating people for messing up as a standard procedure is impressive from a Pakistani (and South Asian) perspective.

  • @USMC_LAterZ
    @USMC_LAterZ 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Being falsely accused of a crime vs I just want just justice. Harsh and scary reality.

    • @LisaHack-hq3dv
      @LisaHack-hq3dv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Suicide not allowed

  • @jamieohjamie
    @jamieohjamie 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +365

    It feels kind of weird to both not want people to commit crimes, and to have a festival to try to prove that prisoners are "treated well." That aside, I spent a month in Japan and never for a single moment did I feel unsafe, or that my belongings/luggage would be bothered. It's quite a nice country in that regard.

    • @davionbradley2527
      @davionbradley2527 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

      Lived there for 3 years and miss it every day.

    • @douglastakle8242
      @douglastakle8242 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      Prison shouldn’t doesn’t have anything to do with punishment, even the in some of the nicest prisons in the Nordic countries prisoners feel that the restriction of freedom itself is very punishing. Criminals are the people with the worst ability to weigh consequences and think ahead, which is why death penalties and horrific punishments don’t put a dent in crime in poor countries. Prison is about keeping dangerous people away from society and for reforming the prisoners so they can reintegrate into a society.
      Harsh punishment systems like you see in America just end up with super high reoffending rates and huge expenses from the taxpayer, since not only are prisoners basically unemployed but extremely expensive to keep in prison.

    • @mrscrappz1063
      @mrscrappz1063 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      You felt safe because of Japan's strict laws on immigration. They don't tolerate that "g@ngsta" culture that America embraces and when Japanese women try to bring blk men to Japan, they end up as single moms because the culture is too different for the men to adapt to seeing how etiquettecy is a big thing in Japan. Japan is literally a safe haven because of these things..

    • @dancollins2568
      @dancollins2568 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@douglastakle8242 And the alternative to the end of your comment is even worse. Private, for-profit prisons. Slavery never ended. It was expanded to be more inclusive and based on socioeconomic factors rather than just skin color.
      In the Antebellum south. Slaves had to be housed, fed, and clothed. Now, with the invention of the modern wage slave, they still must slave away most of their lives for a pittance, but they have to pay for all of their needs as well. I suppose it offers more choice and opportunity, but it is still a form of modern day slavery.
      Prisons should operate at a loss, so that they only keep the really bad ones. After all, what's the point in punishing someone if you never give them a chance to try again?

    • @stanlee-eq7lu
      @stanlee-eq7lu 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

      Even looking at the cities in Japan, even the subways, are so amazingly clean. They really take pride in their country. I wish all American cities were that way.