Japan uses the Squid game series to create their new prison
Japan is an example that could shock some readers.
Although it has historically only been used for convictions of a heinous murder, the government retains the authority to apply the death penalty for treason and military insubordination.
A photo taken in a Japanese prison’s isolation cell shocked and confused many viewers.
Long-drop hanging is a practice that is still common in Japan; a photo of the room where it is carried out seems like it could have been taken from the hit Netflix program Squid Game.
People are mystified as to what is behind the square trap door.
An even smaller red square sits inside the larger one in the photograph, creating an eerie scene.
The metal hardware loop used to secure the rope is located above that.
No one knows what’s behind that mysterious trapdoor, except that it’s where the offender can be made to swing.
Although it has been established that the photo was taken in a Tokyo prison, the specific facility has not been named, leading to the image’s virality on Reddit.
Users shared even more terrifying details about Japan’s harsh sentencing system in the comments.
The decor here is straight out of the Squid Game.
This place seems like a set from Squid Game. Associated Press Photo.
According to one commenter, death row inmates are not informed of their execution dates until the morning of the actual execution.
Furthermore, if you end yourself in a criminal court, you are doomed (99% conviction rate, no death penalty).
Still, another was included. For example, Reverend Dr. Samuel Haughton’s long drop hanging technique is widely regarded as one of the least gruesome ways to be put to death.
His early research into determining how much force is required to break a person’s neck changed the game.
Amnesty International Japan director Hideaki Nakagawa has repeatedly advocated for the practice to be banned, despite claims that it is the “most human way.”
Amnesty International has condemned the use of hanging rooms.
Amnesty International has criticized the hanging rooms.
He referenced the recent execution of mass killer Tomohiro Kato, saying, “The hanging of Tomohiro Kato is a cruel attack on the right to life.” This ultimate kind of harsh, inhuman, and degrading treatment at the hands of the state should never have been meted out to him, regardless of the offenses he had committed.
Kato had begun filing a second petition for a new trial to overturn his death sentence.
Executing a death row inmate who has asked for a new trial is a blatant violation of international laws meant to protect the rights of individuals on death row.
As a first step toward abolition, “the Japanese government should immediately declare a moratorium on executions and commute all death sentences to periods of imprisonment.”