Blackgate Penitentiary is a prison located near Gotham City on Earth-Prime.


In 2016, Arthur Brown was sentenced to thirteen life sentences at Blackgate; for the next five years, he contemplates how to kill Sophie Moore, believing that she outwitted him.[1]

Bertrand Eldon worked in Blackgate as an executioner.[2]

At some point in late 2018 Chuck Dodgson was arrested by Crows Security and sent to Blackgate.[3]

After pleading to a lesser charge, Ryan Wilder spent eighteen months here instead of being sentenced to five years.[4] Ryan was caught with drugs in her possession, though she was holding them for Angelique Martin.[5]

In 2019, Raymond Calverick was incarcerated at Blackgate for obstruction of justice and for framing several innocent individuals for crimes they did not commit; for personal gain in order to raise his reputation.[6]

After Jacob Kane was arrested for the alleged murder of his wife, Catherine Hamilton, he was imprisoned at Blackgate.[7] In 2020, he was released when his innocence was proven.[3]

Former head of the Crows Homicide Division Miguel Robles was arrested and sent to Blackgate after his corruption and role in Lucius Fox's murder was discovered by Batwoman and Luke Fox.[8]

Johnny Sabatino and Vasily Kosov, alongside several other criminals, were sent to Blackgate after they was defeated fighting Batwoman in the Lookout.[9]

Batwoman stopped Rudy from having Kevin Johnson assassinate Jacob Kane to initiate Kevin into the False Face Society; Rudy, with two other gang members, were sent to Blackgate afterwards.[10]

Arthur Brown escaped from Blackgate after fooling a guard.[1]

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Current inmates

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