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World Prisons

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  1. Carabanchel Prison was constructed by political prisoners following the 1936-39 Civil War of this country and was one of the biggest in Europe till it was closed in 1998.


  2. In the jokes of Soviet Union, this KGB headquarters that also hoised a prison was called the tallest building in Moscow because Siberia could be seen from its basement.


  3. Before it was featured in a really cool Steve McQueen movie, it also famously served as the site where Captain Dreyfus was imprisoned from 1894 to 1899 after being wrongly convicted of espionage.

    Devil's Island (movie: Papillon)

  4. El Rodeo and La Sabaneta are two of the notorious prisons of this country that are known for their appalling conditions.


  5. When the name of Insein Prison of Myanmar is mentioned, the only name that should come to mind is that of this Nobel Peace Prize winner.

    Aung San Suu Kyi

  6. Castle that was used as a prison from 1100 until 1952 and that has a prominent place in its country's history. It is even said to be haunted by the ghosts of Anne Boleyn and Jane Grey.

    Tower of London

  7. Her Majesty's Prison Maze that housed Irish militants through the days of the troubles was where this man lost his life to a hunger strike on 5th May, 1981.

    Bobby Sands

  8. The city of Gitarama, the second largest in its country, housed thousands of prisoners in a jail meant for 400 in unspeakable conditions following this noted 1995 incident.

    Rwandan genocide

  9. The Petak Island Prison in the middle of a remote lake in this country has been compared to Alcatraz.


  10. Located 40 miles from Munich, this Bavarian prison was where Hitler wrote Mein Kampf and where most of the Nazis war criminals were held following WWII.


  11. Billy Hayes who was imprisoned in Sağmalcılar Prison in Turkey wrote this autobiographical book of his accounts which later became an Oliver Stone movie.

    Midnight Express

  12. As of May 2014, 149 detainees remain at this place called as the "Gulag of our times" by a 2005 Amnesty International report.


  13. Kilmainham Gaol has a prominent place in the history of this country as it housed many profile figures during its independence struggle and even saw several executions.


  14. Now Isla de la Juventud, it was called the Isle of Pines when this man was imprisoned there from 1953 to 1955.

    Fidel Castro

  15. In April 2004, 60 Minutes reported on a story from the magazine The New Yorker, which recounted torture of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers at this prison which was demolished in 2014.

    Abu Ghraib

  16. Stammheim Prison in Stuttgart became known for housing Ulrike Meinhof and Andreas Baader in the 1970s, who were members of this terrorist group.

    Red Army Faction

  17. The highly classified Camp 1391 is operated by the defense forces of this country.


  18. Just like its main airport, the main prison of this country is also Changi.


  19. The eleven places that constitute this country's World Heritage Convict Sites include Port Arthur, Freemantle Prison, and Cockatoo Island.


  20. Name of the São Paulo prison that was the site of an infamous 1992 massacre the incidents of which were the subject of an acclaimed 2003 drama film.


  21. The Bagne of Toulon was the notorious prison in France made famous in literature as the place of imprisonment of this hero of Les Misérables.

    Jean Valjean

  22. The Bridge of Sighs in this city got its name from Lord Byron apparently because it was where prisoners got the last view of the city before their imprisonment.


  23. Tadmor prison in Syria was the site of a cold-blooded massacre in 1982 when summary executions were ordered following an attempt on this dictator's life.

    Hafez al-Assad

  24. Name one of the three major prisons of the Paris area.

    Fleury-Mérogis, La Santé, and Fresnes

  25. Gary Francis Powers, the U2 pilot shot down in 1960 was imprisoned in this largest prison of Russia that was originally constructed by Catherine the Great.

    Vladimir Central Prison

  26. The Hoa Loa Prison, that housed John McCain among others, has this more famous name coined by American POWs.

    Hanoi Hilton

  27. Hands down the most famous prisoner of the Robben Island prison.

    Nelson Mandela

  28. Spandau Prison in West Berlin was demolished in the late 1980s after the death of its last inmate, this Nazi.

    Rudolf Hess

  29. This London prison that remained in use for over 700 years from 1188 to 1902 is referenced in several works of literature including Defoe's Moll Flanders and Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.


  30. Kambangan Island that is off the coast of Java is known for its maximum security prisons and housed several high profile prisoners of this country.


  31. The Tihar Jail Complex in this capital city houses several high profile prisoners of its country.

    New Delhi, India

  32. This Norwegian island was home to an infamous boys prison for decades the details of which were seen in the movie King of Devil's Island.


  33. Fleet prison of London that takes the name of a nearby river existed for centuries and is vividly described in this first novel of Charles Dickens.

    The Pickwick Papers

  34. Evin prison in this country is known for its wing where intellectuals were kept both before and after the 1979 revolution that changed the country in a significant way.


  35. This main organizer of the Holocaust was hanged on 31 May 1962, at a prison in Ramla, Israel in what remains the only execution thus far in this country.

    Adolf Eichmann

  36. The Château d'If fortress that lies off the coast of Marseilles in France has been immortalized as an island prison because of it being featured in this adventure novel.

    The Count of Monte Cristo

  37. Name the Beijing prison that was used to confine the most important participants in the Chinese democracy movement and Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.


  38. Known for its prominent role in one of the world's greatest upheavals, it was originally constructed in the period of 1370–1380s to defend a city from the English threat in the Hundred Years' War.


  39. The Cellular Jail in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands housed several prisoner's during this country's freedom struggle and is now a national monument.