The Metropolitan Correctional Facility, in downtown Manhattan across from the Foley Square Courthouse, is a federal remand center where detainees are kept while they wait for trial or other transfers. Right now it houses an unimaginably varied cast of criminals, from pirates to Ponzi-schemers.

Click through this slideshow for a look at the criminals who have called the Metropolitan Correctional Facility home.

--Sharon Eliza Nichols

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