The dark stories of Azkaban

Behind the walls of Azkaban, some of the most notorious criminals of the wizarding world can be found. But not all of them are guilty.

Here we take a look at some of the tortured souls of the terrible fortress, and what became of them…

Marvolo Gaunt

Imprisoned and released

Grandfather of Lord Voldemort, sentenced for injuring members of the Ministry of Magic

Sirius Black

Wrongfully imprisoned | Escaped

Escaped to hunt down the man who framed him, Peter Pettigrew

Percival Dumbledore

Died in Azkaban

Confined to Azkaban for assaulting the Muggles who attacked his daughter

Morfin Gaunt

Died in Azkaban

First incarcerated for Ministry attacks. Returned to Azkaban when framed for the murders of the Riddle family

Rubeus Hagrid

Wrongfully imprisoned

Falsely accused of opening the Chamber of Secrets twice, exiled to Azkaban on the second occasion

Mrs Crouch

Died in Azkaban

Used Polyjuice Potion to appear as her son, Barty Crouch Jr and entered Azkaban in his place

Bellatrix and Rodolphus Lestrange


Imprisoned for torturing Alice and Frank Longbottom into insanity

Antonin Dolohov


A Muggle-torturing Death Eater, convicted of the brutal murders of Gideon and Fabian Prewett

Augustus Rookwood


A double agent convicted of leaking secrets about the Ministry of Magic to Lord Voldemort