MBtv: Colombia’s forgotten Alcatraz – The island prison of Gorgona

Right up until 1984, the notorious former island prison of Gorgona off Colombia’s Pacific coast was a tragic place where political prisoners and dangerous criminals were sent to serve out their sentences, sometimes until death. These days, only a few crumbling walls of the prison remain on an island that attracts a small amount of eco-tourism, mostly for scuba-diving or to explore its incredible biodiversity.