Devil’s Island prison is a place that lives in infamy. About nine miles from Kourou, a small coastal town in French Guiana. On the northeastern coast of South America. It is a group of three islands called the Salvation Islands. The islands are mostly overgrown jungle covering the remnants of an infamous French penal colony. Over 60,000 men were incarcerated and less than 2,000 ever survived. The penal colony of Cayenne, more commonly known as Devil’s Island after the smallest and most notorious of these prison islands. It was established in 1852 and operated until 1953.