"Imagine an inmate sitting in his cell with little else to keep him company but a red marker as he marks off each day that passes. The island is totally abandoned now: only shepherds live here in place of those who once resided within the prison walls. An estimated 4,000 were killed by other inmates or guards, or were otherwise executed." - Written by: Michele Collet
"Help me I'm being held here against my will." - In the 1950's North Brother Island was used as a rehab facility for people addicted to heroin. They were locked in rooms and left to sweat it out until they were clean, causing many to believe they were being held against their will.