whilst it may be set on an island contained within a lake, Petak Prison is anything but picturesque. you’ll be holed up with some of Russia’s most dangerous criminals in a harsh regime that promises little more than a 22 hour lockdown in solitary confinement. designed to break men and then crush the pieces into nothing more than dust, there’s no toilets, washing facilities or even a glimmer of hope residing in this fortress of punishment. spend a few days here you’ll lose your sense of self. a few years and your personality will snap like a twig. a couple of decades and even you won’t remember who you are.