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From 1852 to 1948, this island, one of three collectively called Les Iles de Salut (Salvation Islands), served as an infamous French prison, housing political prisoners (including Alfred Dreyfuss) and France's most violent criminals. Of 80,000 prisoners sent to the islands, more than 50,000 died. Since the prison was shut down, some of the buildings have been overgrown by the tropical vegetation. Devil's Island is strictly off-limits to visitors, but one can still sense the haunting atmos...
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