La Gonave, an island in Haiti
120,000 of Haiti's residents live on a small island off the coast of the capital called La Gonave. Only ten by thirty miles, the island is accessible by a 40 minute boat ride from Port-au-Prince. Its detachment from the mainland made it a propitious place years ago for Haiti to send those viewed as 'undesirable'. The list of those banished there included criminals, the old and the sick.