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Devil’s Island : Colonies of the Condemned

16 Mar 2015 by admin in Documentary, Flicks

The penal colony of Cayenne (French: Bagne de Cayenne), commonly known as Devil’s Island, was a notorious prison of the 19th and 20th centuries. It operated at several locations in French Guiana. Opened in 1852, it is notorious for being used for internal exile of French political prisoners during that period,[1] the most famous of which was Captain Alfred Dreyfus. The system was closed down in 1953.

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