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Blackgate Penitentiary is located on a small island in Gotham Bay, Gotham City. The construction of the original prison was stated in the 1880, after the Religion of Crime was driven out of Blackgate Isle. In the late 1980s, Blackgate


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Blackgate Penitentiary is located on a small island in Gotham Bay, Gotham City. The construction of the original prison was stated in the 1880, after the Religion of Crime was driven out of Blackgate Isle. In the late 1980s, Blackgate Prison was condemned by Amnesty International and forced to shut down. When it eventually re-opened, it was officially known as "Blackgate Penitentiary".

Unlike Arkham Asylum, Blackgate is where non-insane criminals such as David Cain, Monsoon, Ernie Chubb, The KGBeast, Catman, and various henchmen, mobsters, and mafia bosses are incarcerated when captured. There are instances where inmates from Arkham Asylum are temporarily moved to Blackgate, such as when Bane destroyed the original Arkham building.[1] All of the Arkham inmates were incarcerated in Blackgate until the new Arkham structure was built and Arkham re-opened.[2][3]

Eventually, a group of notorious prisoners tried to escape from Blackgate. They were Cluemaster, Steeljacket, Ratcatcher, The Trigger Twins, Dragoncat, Gunhawk, Czonka (The Baffler), Actuary, and although they were at first unsuccesful, they eventually escaped during the earthquake that razed Gotham. As a result, some of the prison'w walls broke down and the tremor opened up a land bridge to Gotham. This allowed the majority of the inmates of Blackgate to escape, although many of them were defeated by the Batman before they could leave. They were all eventually re-incarcerated or put down while violently evading arrest.

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