Devils Island

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Dev′il's Is′land

a small island off the coast of French Guiana: former French penal colony.
French, Île du Diable.
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"A myth that was not helped by the 1957 British motion picture The Violent Playground which gave rise to the tenements being named "Devils Island" by some.
The figures watched over fierce disputes in the 1960s and 1970s when the tenement was nicknamed "Devils Island", as residents battled with the council to save the dampridden building from demolition.