Beliefs go a long way, but I do get the feeling that heaven and hell exist in the same context depending how one views their settings. One interpretation that I found fitting was Hell could be a timeout for the spirit/soul to learn. In this learning you're presented with whatever vice that needs work, and you must work this out to regain alignment. Kinda like the father that catches his son smoking and makes him smoke a whole pack in a sitting. Its up the individual to learn, and grow.
“Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy.”
― Nisargadatta Maharaj