New Adventures of the Infinity Legion
Real name: Nova Foundation Experimental Rehabilitation Center Number One
Coordinates: beneath the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Legal status: The Panopticon’s existence is generally known to the citizens of Earth, and it enjoys ongoing legal relations with many of Earth’s governments.
Group affiliation: Nova Foundation, The Lictors
First appearance: Society of Power Men #372
History:Located in a secure facility beneath the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica, the Nova Foundation Metahuman Detainment Facility, or “Panopticon,” is the world’s toughest prison and home to thousands of dangerous supercriminals. Privately-owned and operated by the Foundation, the Panopticon has nevertheless become the foremost supplier of detention services to the US and several other major world governments for the reliable incarceration of prisoners who simply cannot be contained any other way.
Employing the latest cutting-edge technology from the labs of Adam Nova, from automated security to dimensional locks to arcane wards, the prison’s design makes escape almost impossible. However, like all prisons it is vulnerable to attack from outside and has been the site of several major battles as various villain or terrorist organizations attempt to free their comrades within.
Order is maintained by the Panopticon’s own highly-trained and well-equipped private superhuman security force, the Lictors, who are empowered both to detain prisoners and retrieve escapees or wanted persons.