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Pacific Branch, UPacific Branch, U
San Francisco, CA, USA

A notorious federal prison, historic Alcatraz is also a Civil War fortress, the home of the first lighthouse on the West Coast, and the birthplace of the Indian Red Power movement. Today it is a national park, easily accessed by ferry from San Francisco.

Mamertine PrisonMamertine Prison
Rome, Italy

Located at the base of the Capitoline Hill above the Forum, this ancient prison is said to be where St. Peter and Paul were held before their execution in Rome.