A prison island is an island housing a prison. Islands have often been used as sites of prisons throughout history due to their natural isolation preventing escape.
Prison islands by country
- Changuu, known as 'Prison Island'. Held rebellious slaves in 1860s.
- Jerejak Island, location of the Jerejak Rehabilitation Centre from 1969 to 1993. Called the 'Alcatraz of Malaysia'.
- Robben Island, location of Robben Island Prison from 1961 to 1996.
- İmralı island, location of a prison since 1935.