98 years ago, there was a terrible volcanic eruption on Martinique, an island in the Caribbean. What's been dubbed as the worst volcanic disaster of the 20th century, it killed all residents—except the sole drunk in this prison.
On May 8, 1902, Mt. Pelee in Martinique erupted, destroying the city of St. Pierre and instantaneously killing more than 30,000 people. The city's sole survivor was Ludger Sylbaris, a felonious drunk who was rotting in this cell.