After five years and four months as a captive of Hamas in Gaza, the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has been freed. About 1,000 Palestinian prisoners were set to be released in the deal — about half have already been let go.
That got us thinking about other famous prisoners who have made the news. On our shortlist: Saddam Hussein, Amanda Knox, Troy Davis, Aung San Suu Kyi, Julian Assange, to start.
Check out these famous prisoners.