"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.

History

Arresting the Avengers

"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]

Wanda Maximoff imprisoned in the Raft

As the Clash of the Avengers ended, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye and Ant-Man were captured by Iron Man's team and taken to the Raft for working outside the law. Stark flew to the Raft to tell Wilson that he believes Steve Rogers' story about Helmut Zemo. Stark landed on the Raft and was greeted by Thaddeus Ross before heading to the cells.

Clint Barton imprisoned in the Raft

Stark was then mocked by Barton, but Stark told Barton that he did not know they would be put in here. As the Raft was built for maniacs and criminals, which Barton claimed that they are all now. Stark then walked past Lang who said that you can never trust a Stark which Stark came back by not knowing who he is.

Sam Wilson imprisoned in the Raft

Stark continued to make his way to Wilson to ask where Rogers is so he can help him. Wilson asked how James Rhodes was after his crash. Stark told Wilson that he believed Rogers and that he needed his help to tell him where Rogers and Bucky Barnes had gone. Wilson told Stark about the HYDRA facility in Siberia and the Winter Soldiers which Zemo was planning to reactivate.[1]

Escape from the Raft

Steve Rogers breaks into the Raft

"Priority call from Secretary Ross, there's been a breach at the Raft prison."
F.R.I.D.A.Y. to Tony Stark[src]

Following the Battle at the HYDRA Siberian Facility, Steve Rogers managed to infiltrate the Raft where he engaged into a confrontation with the US Marshals. Rogers successfully defeated the Marshals and released Clint Barton, Wanda Maximoff, Sam Wilson, and Scott Lang from custody.[1]

Arrest of Willis Stryker

"You sent him to prison."
"Worse. I sent him to the Raft. Killed me to do it. But it was the right thing to do."
Jessica Jones and Luke Cage[src]

During a duel with Luke Cage, Willis Stryker used his battle suit to counter Cage's abilities. However, Cage eventually incapacitated his half-brother, allowing the New York City Police Department to arrest Stryker and take him to a medical facility to allow him to recover from his injuries,[2] before he would be later be detained at the Raft for his crimes.[3]

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]

Hogarth, Chao and Benowitz took on Alisa Jones' case, as Jeri Hogarth 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.[4]

Arrest of Trish Walker

Trish Walker gets taken away towards the Raft

"You know where she'll end up. Nobody knows what happens to prisoners on the Raft, because nobody ever hears from them again."
Gregory Sallinger to Jessica Jones[src]

After Trish Walker ended a string of sadistic vigilante acts with the murder of Gregory Sallinger, Jessica Jones pursued her, took Walker down and knocked her unconscious. When the New York City Police Department arrested and interrogated Walker, she finally realized that she had become "the bad guy", although far too late for her to be able to fix the situation. Jones later solemnly watched from afar as Walker was transported to the Raft.[3]

Inmates

Appearances

Appearances for the Raft

In chronological order:

Trivia

  • 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.

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