Just the sound of the words ‘supermax prison’ raises the hairs on the back of most people’s neck. We’ve all heard of the facilities designed to house the worst of the worst amongst our society. The places where inmates are kept locked inside a one person cell for twenty-three hours per day. Inmates held in these literal “hell on Earth” facilities range from serial rapists to mass murderers, and include terrorists with everything in between. Many people think the savagery of the crimes are reason enough to keep them locked away, and perhaps it is. However, could there be other unknown reasons for the brutality dished out at some of these prisons? The poor living conditions, the starvation, the torture…? Could some of these supermax prisons be the home to captured vampires or werewolves?
With vampirism and lycanthropy, there is assumed a certain level of immortality that goes with the territory. Unfortunately, these “benefits” are often downplayed by uncontrollable bloodlust, which often leads to murder; both intentional and unintentional. So, what happens when these blood thirsty creatures of the night get caught? More times than not, they are killed immediately. However, with the never ending conspiracies and cloak-and-dagger business ethics seemingly sewn into the cores of this world’s governments, some of those creatures aren’t killed. A fate worse than death, they are shipped off and housed secretly within the supermax prisons around the world. Honestly, who could serve a 300 years prison sentence? A vampire or perhaps even a werewolf could do that, but not easily. The bloodlust with no release would be maddening.
Perpetually locked away inside their cells but for an hour a day; the strict isolation of specific prisoners is said to be for the protection of other inmates and guards. When they are released for exercise, special actions are taken to ensure no violence occurs. Why then, in some cases, would it take four or five guards to move one prisoner? Is it for their protection against a single murderer or rapist? Not likely. The answer could be those specific prisoners requiring special attention are indeed werewolves or vampires.
The question I have pondered for a long time is this: Why would a government house creatures capable of potentially wiping out a whole prison complex with ease? The answer is simple: research into the species. Secrecy is nothing new as far as governments go and the rumored “torture tactics” used in some of these prisons could only be withstood by a vampire or werewolf. Perhaps they’re even testing how resilient these super-beasts are; possibly planning a purge of these creatures in the near future.
Torturing a vampire or werewolf to find weaknesses within the species could actually be happening within these super-max prison facilities and we would never know. After all, who would have enough courage to speak out against something that, for all intents and purposes, doesn’t exist? Some of the facilities are nothing more than mere rumors; having been intentionally erased from maps. A darker thought still, what if a vampire or werewolf, in a position of great power, is having these acts carried out as a means of vengeance, or to simply send a message to other members of their kind? A chilling thought, indeed.
After getting past the idea there are vampires and werewolves rotting in these prison facilities, possibly even controlling them, there’s the issue of plagues and diseases which are rampant amongst the inmates at some of the more unclean prisons. The horror stories grow each year with people being held in small, cramped locations; stuffed three or four deep into a one person cell. HIV, Staph, and other diseases have decimated some inmate populations, with no government help.
Why would any government let a prison fall to such disarray? The answer here is also as shocking as the situation itself: zombies. Supermax prisons would be ideal to house tens of thousands of zombies! Again, why would they let this happen? The answer is as simple as the one from the first scenario: secret experimenting.
One prison is reported to have starved inmates to the point of being living skeletons and it’s not a coincidence they’ve turned to cannibalism in their emaciated states because they were already zombies. A facility allowed to swell three to four times its maximum capacity is no mere coincidence. As gruesome as it sounds, it wouldn’t be surprising if a government is feeding people to those undead monsters within the walls of those horrid prisons.
Unfortunately, whether you believe in the monstrum or not, these prisons are real. The suffering within them is also real, but it’s not as media friendly as what the broadcasting stations and the powers-that-be want you to see or know. So, you’ll never see anything about this on the six o’clock news because it’s been completely swept under the rug and left to rot, just as the monsters living inside those prisons have been.