Stories of Gotham City
Blackgate Federal Prison
The Blackgate Federal Prison is the largest prison in Gotham. It was built in 1742 on Blackgate Isle and is one of few federal prisons in the USA with a special security wing reserved for America’s most dangerous and psychotic criminals as means of preventive custody. Many US-States, that doesn’t have the death penalty, have contracts with the Gotham Department of Corrections to keep their “special” criminals.
The special security wing also houses criminal insane, that are too dangerous to keep them at the Arkham Asylum. But the whole facility benefits from the medical care the Asylum provides.