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An island prison in the middle of the North Sea for dangerous wizards and witches

Azkaban fact file

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An island in the middle of the North Sea



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Prominent figures who have spent time in Azkaban include: Sirius Black, Bellatrix and Rodolphus Lestrange, Lucius Malfoy, Rubeus Hagrid and Dolores Umbridge

A swarm of Dementors arrive at the Quidditch Match.


By J.K. Rowling

‘Yeh’ve no idea,’ said Hagrid quietly. ‘Never bin anywhere like it. Thought I was goin’ mad. Kep’ goin’ over horrible stuff in me mind ...


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

By J.K. Rowling

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The dark stories of Azkaban

Barty Crouch is apprehended by officials at the Wizengamot.

Accused of serving the Dark Lord

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We don't send people to Azkaban just for blowing up their aunts!

Cornelius Fudge
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Behind the scenes: Dementors

A Bellatrix Lestrange character illustration.

An infamous prisoner

Sirius trapped in the Top Tower from the Prisoner of Azakban

Sirius Black imprisoned in Azkaban

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Molly, they say Sirius Black's mad, and maybe he is, but he was clever enough to escape from Azkaban, and that's supposed to be impossible.

Arthur Weasley
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I think the only reason I never lost my mind is that I knew I was innocent. That wasn't a happy thought, so the Dementors couldn't suck it out of me.

Sirius Black