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From Prisoner to President: Mandela's Impact on the World

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Robben Island -- an Alcatraz-like prison off the coast of South Africa -- was where Mandela was held for 18 of his 27 years of captivity. The list of prominent prisoners who have lived behind its walls is extensive, including current South African President Jacob Zuma.

Photos courtesy of "Mandela: The Authorized Portrait," Andrew McMeel Publishing.



Read more: How Nelson Mandela Survived His Years in Isolated South African Jail

Mandela died Dec. 5, 2013, at age 95.