Wonderful places for a life sentence
These islands offer a dose of paradise. Some are thriving resort destinations; others are natural edens with picturesque beaches and stunning landscapes. The islands are very different from one another, but all have one thing in common: they were once penal colonies.
A few still have remnants of this past, such as the remains here on Bermuda. Now these former penal colonies have given way to daiquiri-sipping tourists or to Mother Nature, but stories and vestiges from their convict pasts still remain.