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Questions about a magical prison named Azkaban from Rowling's "Harry Potter" universe. Use this tag with the [harry-potter] tag.

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Why was Grindelwald not subjected to Dementors?

Azkaban appears to be an exceptionally bad place, and many people ended up there for relatively minor infractions (Hagrid did a few months there on suspicion that he opened the Chamber of Secrets, ...
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If dementors eat happy memories, why are people sent to Azkaban before trial?

The fanon on what effect dementors have on people in Azkaban may be affecting my judgment, but I'm pretty sure that it's well-established in the series that they eat happy memories and that Azkaban is ...
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What do we know about the typical outcomes of time spent in Azkaban?

In chapter 27 of Goblet of Fire, Sirius tells us this, hinting that death and madness is common in Azkaban. “He wasn’t the only one, [who died]” said Sirius bitterly. “Most go mad in there, and ...
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Are wands required for an animagus transformation? If so, how were they used in Azkaban? If not, why did Pettigrew need one? [duplicate]

In chapter 20 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, it's made very clear that Peter Pettigrew needed a wand to use his animagus transformation and escape. However, one chapter earlier we learn ...
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Fan fiction where Harry Potter is wrongly sent to Azkaban [duplicate]

I'm looking for a fan fiction story where Harry Potter is wrongly sent to Azkaban for a crime he didn't do. No one believes him except Fred and George, who at one point even tried to break into ...
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Are underage wizards also sent to Azkaban?

If an underage wizard breaks the law in a way that requires an imprisonment in Azkaban, will they be sent there even though they're underage/children? If not, who will be arrested instead? Can the ...
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What crimes (other than being involved with dark wizards) are Azkaban-worthy?

Of all the people we know, in the books, who were sent to Azkaban, the majority are Death Eaters (Dolohov, Lucius, Crouch Jr, Bellatrix and so on) or suspected to be involved with them (Sirius, Stan, ...
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Why did Rufus Scrimgeour not make efforts to remove Dementors from Azkaban as soon as he took over from Fudge?

By the time Scrimgeour took over as Minister, the Dementors had long-since changed their allegiance to Voldemort. During the events of Book 5, we see a large scale break-out of Death Eaters from ...
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Who cooked and served food for the prisoners of Azkaban? [duplicate]

As far as I remember, there were only inmates and Dementors mentioned as Azkaban inhabitants. Were there servants or house elves who cooked? (The question is inspired by a silly comic strip with a ...
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Where exactly is Azkaban?

In Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban, we learn that Sirius Black escaped Azkaban by transforming into a dog and swimming to the mainland, and then hid in the forbidden forest. The movies ...
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Why did it take so long for Sirius to escape from Azkaban?

It is known that Sirius escaped from Azkaban using his Animagus form. There is nothing to this escape that is time-dependent. He could've used the same plan presumably on his very first day in Azkaban....
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How does Azkaban's management work?

I was under the impression that only Dementors are guarding the prison of Azkaban and are only there to keep the inmates on their cells, though after reading again the following passage it put me into ...
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How did the Dementors guard Azkaban?

This question is related to "Harry Potter - How can Dementors be trusted to guard Azkaban?" but the answers there don't cover it. What, exactly, did the Dementors do while in Azkaban? We're told that ...
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Why did Barty Crouch Jr. deny being a Death Eater?

In Book 4, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry uses the Pensieve to see Dumbledore's memory in which Barty Crouch Jr. is accused of using the Cruciatus Curse and being a Voldemort supporter. We ...
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Why was Hagrid sent to Azkaban?

I've just finished re-reading Chamber of Secrets and this stuck with me. Once it becomes clear that the Chamber of Secrets has been opened again and the attacks have resumed, The Ministry of Magic ...
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Who/what replaced the Dementors at Azkaban?

It would be foolish to trust the Dementors after they sided with Voldemort, but somebody's got to guard Azkaban- was this ever adressed?
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What security measures does Azkaban have?

I have been reading a few questions about Azkaban lately. They all made me wonder what security measures are implemented in/around Azkaban. I wonder because Sirius Blacks' breakout seemed so easy, he ...
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How could Professor Dumbledore break out of Azkaban?

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix chapter 27, Professor Dumbledore boasts to Minister Fudge that he could escape from the wizarding prison Azkaban. ‘[…] I have absolutely no intention ...
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How did Sirius escape from Azkaban?

It always amazed me to think that Sirius Black somehow (allegedly) became the first person (at the time of the third book) to escape from Azkaban. Now, I can't really remember exactly what happens in ...
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Harry Potter - How can Dementors be trusted to guard Azkaban?

When Dementors are introduced to the canon, they are said to be the guards of the wizard prison Azkaban. It would seem, comparing to regular real-world prisons, that their duties would be to a) ...
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Why aren’t Hinkypunks and Kappas in Care of Magical Creatures?

What are the conditions for certain animals/beasts/creatures being included in Care of Magical Creatures classes? We see most of the animals in C.o.M.C seem docile and unlikely to attack humans or ...
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Did the Dementors Affect the Death Eaters in Azkaban?

Did the Dementors affect the Death Eaters in Azkaban? Samantha: Was Snape the only Death Eater who could produce a full Patronus? J.K. Rowling: Yes, because a Patronus is used against things that the ...
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How Were the Death Eaters Broken Out of Azkaban?

How were the Death Eaters broken out from Azkaban in Order of the Phoenix? From the Daily Prophet: ‘We find ourselves, most unfortunately, in the same position we were two and a half years ago ...
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