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

Azkaban is a prison located on an island in the middle of the North Sea that serves the magical community of Great Britain, in Rowling's "Harry Potter" books.

The prison first appears in Book 2 (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) and was covered in more details in Book 3 (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban).

It was guarded by Dementors.

Famous prisoners included Sirius Black, Rubeus Hagrid (for a short time), and several Death Eaters, including Bellatrix Lestrange and Barty Crouch Jr.