National Geographic : 1931 Jan
Photograph by Capt. A. W. Stevens TINY, YET TALKED OF AROUND THE WORLD, DEVIL'S ISLAND BASKS IN TROPIC SUNS JUST OFF THE COAST OF FRENCH GUIANA On St. Joseph Island, of the penal group les du Salut, stand the hospital, stores, and administration buildings. Devil's Island itself isthesmall, palm-shaded isle in the background. Isle Royal, with tiers of cells for the incorrigibles, lies at the right. At Cayenne, on the mainland 27miles to the southeast, about 7,000 convicts are held. Only a few are on Devil's Island (see, also, text, page 48).