Floating prison Vernon C. Bain in New York City (7 photos)
In New York City in the East River on Rikers Island is the world’s largest prison. According to the 2009 census, the island area of about 2 square kilometers, there are 11 350 people, including prisoners (most of) the staff of the correctional institution and civil. Some prisoners are held in a floating body, which is built on the basis of written-off the British landing craft. In 1992, the floating body Vernon C. Bain put into operation and now here contained at least 800 prisoners.