Remembering Nelson Mandela: How much do you know about his legacy?

3. Nelson Mandela spent two decades imprisoned at which famous island jail?

Four miles off the coast of Cape Town, the prison at Robben Island held many of the apartheid era’s most important political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela. A one-time leper colony, animal quarantine station, and World War II military fortification, Robben Island means “seal island” in Afrikaans.

Four miles off the coast of Cape Town, the prison at Robben Island held many of the apartheid era’s most important political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela. A one-time leper colony, animal quarantine station, and World War II military fortification, Robben Island means “seal island” in Afrikaans.

Four miles off the coast of Cape Town, the prison at Robben Island held many of the apartheid era’s most important political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela. A one-time leper colony, animal quarantine station, and World War II military fortification, Robben Island means “seal island” in Afrikaans.

Four miles off the coast of Cape Town, the prison at Robben Island held many of the apartheid era’s most important political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela. A one-time leper colony, animal quarantine station, and World War II military fortification, Robben Island means “seal island” in Afrikaans.

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Alcatraz

 

Robben Island

 

Pollsmoor Prison

 

Rikers Island

 
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