Archive for July, 2010

Devil’s Island: the Papillion Story – Discovery UK, 10pm Monday 5th July

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Long before Alcatraz, there was Devil’s Island – the most notorious and vicious prison complex ever constructed. Over a century of operation, 70,000 men were incarcerated there, less than 10% survived. Built in the tropics of French Guiana, it was called the perfect prison – penned in by the jungle on one side and the [...]