Butcher Bay is a harsh desert planet located in the Thelriss System. The planet has at least two moons. The planet is surrounded by mines, and a safe-route must be transmitted to ships before landing.
Most of the planet surface is lifeless desert, and it is one of the defenses of the Butcher Bay Correctional Facility that is located on the planet. If anyone escapes or attempts to escape, there is nowhere for them to go. The prison itself also has a minefield surrounding it. The planet has been reported to have some snowstorms, a year before Riddick's escape there was a major one.
There seems to be a number of native life-forms on this planet, some seem obviously native while others are possibly transplants.