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Pentonville Penitentiary is the local state prison where convicted felons are sent. Current inmates are Johnny Zacchara, Paul Hornsby, Peter August, and Suzanne Stanwyck.


Pentonville logo on side of transport van (2015)

The real Pentonville Prison has had few references, the most recent being the summer of 2007. Jason Morgan was on trial for the murder of Lorenzo Alcazar. Former inmates have included Diego Alcazar, for the drugging and rape of women in Port Charles, and Nikolas Cassadine, for the murder of his grandmother Helena Cassadine. She turned up alive, and Nikolas was released. In 2008, Scott Baldwin petitioned the judge to have Johnny Zacchara sent there for Logan Hayes' murder.

On May 10, 2010, Michael Corinthos was sentenced to five years for manslaughter after killing his stepmother Claudia Zacchara-Corinthos. Carter was an inmate serving time at Pentonville for a murder conviction, just like his cellmate Michael. From May to July, Michael was sexually assaulted and raped by Carter while they were in Pentonville.

On May 13, Jason plead guilty to a class D felony in order to get sent to prison to protect Michael.

On June 18, Michael was released on parole and had to live with his brother, Dante Falconeri.

On June 22, Jason killed Carter in self-defense during a knife fight.

On August 16, Jason was released after Sonny Corinthos and Claire Walsh found a loophole in his plea bargain.

In 2011, Suzanne Stanwyck was sent to Pentonville after the kidnapping and switching of Brenda Barrett's son Alec Barrett (and her grandson) with Lucian Barrett.

In May 2012, Maxie Jones was sentenced to twenty years in prison without parole for the murder of Lisa Niles and first mate Lauren Briggs. Maxie takes the sentence as punishment for Robin’s death, even though she confesses to Damian Spinelli that it was actually Matt Hunter who murdered Lisa and she is doing this to protect Patrick Drake and Emma Scorpio-Drake from losing anymore family. While in prison, Maxie is beaten up by her cellmate, “Tiny”. Against Maxie's wishes, Spinelli then comes forward with the information and tells the courts that it was Matt and not Maxie that killed Lisa in order to get her out of jail. Maxie is hurt by this and vows to never forgive Spinelli.

Maxie is then released from prison, but only under the condition that she sign an affidavit, which would make her testify against Matt in exchange for her freedom. To get around this affidavit, Maxie marries Matt so that she does not have to testify against him. Matt however cannot live with what he did on his conscience when he remembers the night's events in full and he leaves Maxie on their uneventful wedding night to turn himself in. After Matt turns himself in, Maxie initially refuses to get a divorce but eventually she divorces Matt.

In June 2012, Matt was sentenced to five years in prison and was presumably released in June 2017.

In 2015, Sonny Corinthos, Franco Baldwin, Julian Jerome, Ava Cassadine, Madeline Reeves, and Johnny were all in Pentonville together. Sonny, Franco, Julian, and Ava escapes together.

On June 10, 2019, Harmony falsely confessed to Shiloh's crimes so he could go free. On June 14, Harmony was remanded to Pentonville and met Nelle Benson.

On June 12, 2019, after being transferred to Pentonville, Ryan Chamberlain woke up and realized his kidney was stolen but his rant fell on deaf ears. It was eventually revealed that Kevin Collins forged Ryan's signature and there was a conspiracy to steal Ryan's kidney and give it to Jordan Ashford. Eventually, Ryan met Nelle, whom he bonded with over their hatred for Carly Corinthos and the fact that they each got a kidney stolen from them. Before that, Ryan asked Nelle if he knew her from somewhere.

On July 5, Jason posed as Harmony's lawyer so he could visit her in Pentonville and she learned that Shiloh was responsible for her husband Douglas Miller's death so she finally turned against him. She was temporarily released from Pentonville so she could give her official story to Commissioner Mac Scorpio and his brother D.A. Robert Scorpio.

In September, Harmony was sent back to prison for assisting Shiloh.

On October 14, Sam McCall was arrested and sent to prison for involuntary manslaughter of Shiloh.

On October 17, Ryan was still looking at the picture of Ava on the cover of the Crimson magazine she was on and his cellmate, Bryce Henderson called Ava "hot" and said he would have to look her up when he gets out of Pentonville. Ryan didn't take too kindly to that and stabbed Bryce to death with a pen.

On October 31, Cassandra Pierce became Sam’s cellmate and pulled out a knife on Sam.

On November 6, Cassandra attacks a guard during work detail in Rice Park and escapes. Sam stays and helps the guard.

On November 19, Sam was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

On December 11, it was revealed that Ryan was in the infirmary being treated for an infection and Nelle asked for his help by "punching her ticket" out of prison and in return she promised him pictures of Ava and to be his link to Port Charles. Ryan agreed to help her and said the plan could use a few modifications. As part of the plan, Ryan stabbed Nelle in the stomach and just missed her kidney. Nelle was transported to GH as Ryan was restrained before being escorted back to his cell.

On the same day, Harmony was also released from Pentonville on early parole due to overcrowding.

On December 27, Nelle was briefly Sam’s cellmate. They had an altercation and Sam was released on parole later that day because she helped the guard instead of running during work detail.

On February 5, 2020, Jason tells Sonny and Carly that Cyrus Renault, a drug runner who normally operates in the Pacific Northwest, has been operating from Thompson Penitentiary for the last ten years but was secretly transferred to Pentonville Penitentiary recently.

On March 4, Brad Cooper is sent to Pentonville for his part in the kidnapping and switching of his deceased adoptive son Wiley Cooper-Jones, and Michael's son Wiley Quartermaine-Corinthos. While the switching of the babies was Nelle's idea, her lawyer Zahra Amir gets the charges dropped due to lack of evidence.

On April 6, Cyrus was released from Pentonville with a full exoneration.

Brad Cooper is currently serving time here since March 2020 for his role in the Wylie-Jonah baby-switching fiasco with Nelle Benson being his co-conspirator. During his stay in Pentonville, he was stabbed in the abdomen later that fall and nearly killed by one of Cyrus' henchmen (it is unclear whether his assailant was a fellow inmate, a corrections officer or neither of those) and was transported to General Hospital to have his wound treated. Once treated, he was released back to prison custody. Approximately 3 months later, Dr. Britt Westbourne called Pentonville's warden and requested for Bran to be sent back to GH to have his wound checked so they can spend Valentine's Day together. After they do exactly that and spend the day making Valentine's Day treat bags for the kids being treated at the hospital, Britt gives Brad his own to take with him back to Pentonville before he is sent back there to serve the rest of his sentence there.

On March 31, 2021, Alexis Davis pleads guilty to assault after accidentally stabbing Dante Falconeri with a syringe of lidocaine while aiming for Franco Baldwin. She is sentenced to three years in Pentonville.

Also in 2021, after false witness testimony accuses Jason Morgan of Franco Baldwin’s murder, his bail is denied, and he is remanded Pentonville to await trial.

In July 2021, Martin and Molly provide a incriminating recording of Judge Naomi Carson's judicial crimes and misconduct to the PCPD. From this evidence, Jordan is able to order Shawn and Alexis to be released to her local protective custody, reuniting the Ashford & Davis families. The recording is sent to the judicial review board, where all of her presided cases will be reviewed for bias and possibly overturned.

In December 2021, a mysterious inmate in Pentonville gave Peter August some breakfast through a slide but Peter initially didn't want it. The mystery inmate then put it back on the breakfast cart, but Peter changed his mind and wanted him to bring it back, so he did. After Peter ate his breakfast, he went to leave but started coughing, choking and wheezing. It was revealed that the mysterious inmate was Brad.

Brad's parole was granted and Brad was released early.