"There's a special prison built for people with abilities. It's called the Raft."
"Yeah. I read about it. Prisoners have no contact with the outside world, and they never return to it."
Alisa Jones and Jessica Jones[src]

The Raft is an underwater prison created for the sole purpose of detaining and incarcerating enhanced individuals.


"Give me a break, Barton. I had no idea they'd put you here. Come on."
"Yeah, well, you knew they'd put us somewhere, Tony."
"Yeah, but not some Supermax floating ocean pokey, you know. This place is for maniacs, it's a place for–"
"Criminals. Criminals, Tony."
Tony Stark and Clint Barton[src]
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Clint Barton imprisoned in the Raft

As the Clash of the Avengers ended, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye and Ant-Man captured by Iron Man's team and taken to the Raft for working outside the law. Tony Stark flew to the Raft to tell Sam Wilson that he believes Steve Rogers' story about Helmut Zemo. Tony landed on the raft and was greeted by Thaddeus Ross. Stark watched on a monitor showing Maximoff in her cell. Stark then made his way to where his former allies were being held. Tony was then mocked by Clint Barton calling him 'the futurist', but Stark tells Barton that they shouldn't be in there as the Raft was built for maniacs and criminals, which Barton claimed that they are all now. Stark then walked past Scott Lang who said that you can never trust a Stark which Stark came back by not knowing who he is.

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Sam Wilson imprisioned in the Raft

Tony Stark continued to make his way to Sam Wilson to ask where Steve Rogers is so he can help him. Wilson asked how Rhodes was after his crash. Stark told Wilson that he believed Rogers and that he needed his help to tell him where Rogers and Barnes had gone. Wilson told Stark and he left to go to Siberia. As Stark was leaving, Thaddeus Ross asked if they said anything, which Stark lied about and made his way to Siberia.[1]

Escape from the Raft


Steve Rogers breaks into the Raft

Later, Steve Rogers knowing he couldn't let down the people who stood by him, infiltrated the facility and freed Clint Barton, Wanda Maximoff, Sam Wilson and Scott Lang.[1]

Signing the Sokovia Accords

"You did read the Accords before you signed them, right?"
"Of course."
"So you know that if you break the agreement, the law states I have to turn you over to Secretary Ross, and he won't hesitate to detain you on The Raft for the foreseeable future."
"I don't like boats."
"It's not really a boat. It's more like a floating prison."
Jeffrey Mace and Yo-Yo Rodriguez[src]

The Inhuman Elena Rodriguez was threatened by S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Jeffrey Mace, to be sent to the Raft if she went against the Sokovia Accords, where she replies that she doesn't like boats, with Director Mace telling her that it's "like a floating prison".[2]

A Possible Prison

"It's a great deal. And you wouldn't have to go to the Raft."
"And just so we're clear, the Raft is completely remote. No visitors. You'd be in solitary confinement 23 hours a day."
Jessica Jones and Jeri Hogarth[src]

Jeri Hogarth from the Hogarth, Chao and Benowitz took on Alisa Jones' case and managed to get her a deal that would prevent her from being sent to the Raft. Hogarth informed Jones that in the Raft she would be kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours, each and every day.[3]

Known Prisoners



Appearances for the Raft

In chronological order:


  • In the comics, the Raft is an island prison for super-powered criminals located near Ryker's Island.
  • This version of the Raft also replaces Prison 42, a massive prison located in the Negative Zone used by Tony Stark, Hank Pym and Reed Richards to contain non-registered superhumans as they waited for their trials in the original "Civil War" storyline.
  • The 2016 X-Men series film Deadpool had a deleted scene in which Ajax is transported out of a prison called "The Raft". Due to copyright issues with the prison name, the scene was removed from the final cut.


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