The penal colony of Cayenne, commonly known as Devil's Island, was a famous prison of the 19th and 20th century. It operated at several locations in French Guiana.

The penal colony of Cayenne, commonly known as Devil's Island, was a famous prison of the 19th and 20th century. It operated at several locations in French Guiana.

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Teacher Resignation Letter From Gerald Conti Says His Profession 'No Longer Exists' - very interesting article and thought provoking letter.

Teacher Resignation Letter From Gerald Conti Says His Profession 'No Longer Exists' - very interesting article and thought provoking letter.

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People climb on Bloody Bridge—which was built by penal colony prisoners—on Norfolk Island in Australia, 1960. Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic Creative

People climb on Bloody Bridge—which was built by penal colony prisoners—on Norfolk Island in Australia, 1960. Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic Creative

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Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia - penal colony

Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia - penal colony

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In the 1920s and 1930s, the Soviets turned the whole archipelago of Solovetski into a penal colony

In the 1920s and 1930s, the Soviets turned the whole archipelago of Solovetski into a penal colony

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Norfolk Island — the “Hell in Paradise” of an 18th-century penal colony . Norfolk Island pines. Image credit thinboyfatter

Norfolk Island — the “Hell in Paradise” of an 18th-century penal colony . Norfolk Island pines. Image credit thinboyfatter

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Maria Island Penal Colony at Darlington. Photo by Dan Fellow; article for www.think-tasmania.com

Maria Island Penal Colony at Darlington. Photo by Dan Fellow; article for www.think-tasmania.com

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