Picture Of Château d'If Castle

Picture Of Château d'If Castle

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Famous Prisons

There are many famous prisons of today, and here you will found interesting fact and history about many of them - from their inception to the conditions inside of them, to their modern day status and legacy that they’ve left in our history.

Château d'If Prison

Although Europe mad many interesting medieval during its medieval age, none can claim that Château d'If was not one of the most famous ones. Located inside the walls of the fortified small island, this prison became one of the most famous prisons on the Mediterranean. Here you can find out more about it interesting history.

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List of Most Famous Prisons

Since the birth of the modern legal system, tales of many prisons brought the chills down the spines of people around the world. Some became famous because of their notoriety and the harsh way inmates lived through every day of their sentence, and some prided themselves for impressive security that held every prisoner that ever entered through their gate.

Devil's Island Prison

As the popularity of the penal colonies grew in 18th and 19th century, the stories from its prisoners started spreading slowly across the world. The most notorious one was without the doubt the French prison Devil's Island which was responsible for the death of the majority of its 80 thousand prisoners.