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Historic Prisons From Around The World

Alcatraz Island, California

The federal prison on Alcatraz Island in the chilly waters of California’s San Francisco Bay housed some of America’s most difficult and dangerous felons during its years of operation from 1934 to 1963...

Tower Of London, England

The Tower of London is a 900-year-old castle and fortress in central London that is notable for housing the crown jewels and for holding many famous and infamous prisoners...

Chateau D’If, France

Although Europe mad many interesting medieval during its medieval age, none can claim that Chateau d'If was not one of the most famous ones...

Kilmainham Gaol, Ireland

The structure itself is really massive and architecturally interesting. There is a stone carving of snakes entwined in chains over the front door, foreshadowing what is to come to those that enter...

Robben Island, South Africa

In the late 20th century, Robben Island was used as a maximum-security prison for political prisoners of South Africa’s apartheid regime, including future President Nelson Mandela...

Devil’S Island, French Guiana

This is a look at the infamous Devil's Island from high atop Ile Royale. Access to the island is not granted to tourists, and trying to get there is considered impossible as the current between the two island is very swift, and the channel is (sup...

Port Arthur, Australia

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Tasmania's ‘inescapable prison'...

Hanoi Hilton, Vietnam

Southeast Asia is not renowned for the comfort of its prisons at the best of times, but Hoa Lo Prison in downtown Hanoi has a particularly grim history...

Elmina Castle, Ghana

Elmina Castle is a white-washed Medieval Castle on the coast of Ghana. It was the first – and for many centuries – the largest, European building constructed in tropical Africa...

House Of Slaves, Goree Island, Senegal

A short ferry ride away from Dakar, lies the quiet and picturesque Goree Island. Three kilometers off the coast, the Senegalese island is tiny and easily accessible by foot...

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Historic Prisons From Around The World

Imran KhanImran Khan
Here’s a list of ten historic and Infamous prisons which are open to the public.