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Rockfort Island concentration camp

The Rockfort Prison complex was of a general concentration camp format.

Rockfort Island hosted a large concentration camp under the control of the Umbrella Corporation. It was destroyed in the 1998 Rockfort Island Incident, which saw an H.C.F. strike on the island and a t-Virus outbreak. The camp commander was Alfred Ashford, 7th Earl Ashford.
There are multiple sections of the prison but the area south of the iron bridge is known as the 'Prison Area D'.[1]


The prison was opened in the 1990s soon after Lord Ashford moved to Rockfort Island. The prison housed industrial saboteurs and traitors to the company along with their families. Claire Redfield was held after her unsuccessful raid on Umbrella Europe's Paris lab complex, while Steve Burnside was held alongside his father, who sold Umbrella data on the black market without authorization. Another prisoner, Robert Dawson, was Lord Ashford's private attendant, until Alfred grew displeased with him and he was interred in the prison. Dawson was later tortured to death by the prison's insane medical officer. A number of prisoners - those who weren't killed by the doctor - were instead buried alive in the prison cemetery.[2] When H.C.F. attacked the island, the prison camp suffered heavy damage, with large sections of the complex being rendered inaccessible.


The prison complex assumed a general concentration camp design, with a number of huts being built within the walled enclosure, preventing escape attempts. The walls were largely unnecessary, however, given the presence of a deep ravine flowing against it.

Prison camps were noticeably unhygienic, with a number of people sharing a small section of the building for sleeping. A medical hut with crematorium was located nearby, which was built over a dungeon and torture chamber to fulfill the sadistic desires of the prison camp doctor.