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Peter Pierce Store

The Peter Pierce Store is a historic commercial building at 99 North Main Street in Middleborough, Massachusetts. The Greek Revival structure was built in 1808 by Colonel Peter Pierce, one of the towns leading businessmen of the mid 19th century. ...

Do Ab prison

The Do Ab prison is a prison in Panjshir, Afghanistan. The International Committee of the Red Cross reported 270 captives held in the prison were released on January 3, 2002. They reported that some of the captives had been held in the prison for ...

Mazari Sharif prison

The Taliban maintained a prison in Mazari Sharif. Several Guantanamo captives testified that they had been held in a prison in Mazari Sharif. Some of them testified that they had been tortured by the Taliban at the prison in Mazari Sharif.

Pul-e-Charkhi prison

Pul-e-Charkhi Prison, also known as the Afghan National Detention Facility, is the largest prison in Afghanistan. As of 2018, it holds up to 5.000 inmates and is located east of Kabul. Construction of the jail began in the 1970s by order of forme ...

Rish Khor prison

Rish Khor is a prison on an Afghan military base that former captives report was run by Americans. Anand Gopal, writing in the Asia Times, quoted Rehmatullah Muhammad, one of nine men from a mountain village named Zaiwalat in Wardak who recounted ...

Sarposa prison

Kandahar Central Jail, also known as Sarpuza Prison or Sarposa Prison, is a minimum security prison in Kandahar, Afghanistan. It has been historically used for the incarceration of common criminals of Kandahar Province. In the last two decades, t ...

Prisons in Albania

Prisons in Albania are divided into three levels: closed, semi-open, and open. A difference is made between ordinary closed prisons and high security prisons. Most Albanian prisons have separate blocks for women and children, while others keep wo ...

Devoto prison

The Devoto prison, currently named "Complejo Penitenciario Federal de la Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires", may house 1811 innates. It was built in 1927 as a prison for petty thieves, and was managed by the federal police. There was a prison riot ...

List of correctional facilities in Armenia

As of December 2012, there were 12 correctional facilities in Armenia. Armenian prisons are overcrowded. In total of 12 facilities designed for 4.391 people, there were 4.697 prisoners in February 2012, up by more than 400 compared to June 2009, ...

Amerikanka

The Pre-Trial Detention Centre of the KGB of Belarus is a pre-trial prison in the centre of Minsk, operated by the KGB of Belarus. The prison is used for detaining persons against whom investigation is being carried out by the KGB of Belarus, in ...

Citadel of Huy

The Fort of Huy or the Citadel of Huy, known locally as The Castle, is a fortress located in the Walloon city of Huy in the province of Liege, Belgium. The fort occupies a high position in the town, overlooking the strategic Meuse river. The site ...

Lantin Prison

Lantin Prison is a minimum detention centre located in Lantin near Liege in Belgium. The prison holds 694 male prisoners and 61 female prisoners. In July 2007, deaths from heroin and cocaine were reported from the prison. 2008 brought further neg ...

Belize Central Prison

Belize Central Prison is the sole correctional facility in the country of Belize, located in Hattieville. The Kolbe Foundation, a non-profit, non-governmental organization, has managed the prison since 2002. It was formerly known as the Hattievil ...

Palmasola

Centro de Rehabilitacion Santa Cruz "Palmasola" is a maximum security prison in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. It is Bolivias largest prison and holds about 3.500 prisoners. Like many prisons in Latin America, guards exhibit minimal control over what happe ...

Prisons in Bolivia

There are 54 prisons in Bolivia which incarcerated 16.613 people as of March 2017. Approximately 70% of prisoners have yet to receive their sentences, and are either awaiting trial, or presently on trial. The prisons are managed by the Penitentia ...

San Pedro prison

San Pedro prison or El penal de San Pedro is the largest prison in La Paz, Bolivia and is renowned for being a society within itself. Significantly different from most correctional facilities, inmates at San Pedro have jobs inside the community, ...

Zenica prison

Zenica prison is a closed-type prison located in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was opened in 1886. It was the largest prison in Yugoslavia during its existence, and is currently the largest prison in Bosnia and Herzegovina. As of 2016, the p ...

Prey Sar prison

The Prey Sar Prison, previously known as S24, is the largest of 24 Cambodian prisons. It is administrated by the Cambodian Ministry of Interior with liaisons from the Ministry of Health.

Kondengui Central Prison

Kondengui Central Prison is a maximum security prison in Yaounde, Cameroon. It has been the subject of numerous international criticisms for its overcrowding and poor conditions. Kondengui was constructed in 1967 and was originally built to house ...

Baffin Correctional Centre

Qikiqtani Correctional Healing Centre is a medium security prison currently undergoing reconstruction in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. It is the largest correctional facility in the territory.

North Slave Correctional Complex

The North Slave Correctional Complex is a prison in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada and the largest correctional facility in the territory. It consists of an adult male unit and a youth unit, and it houses inmates with security ratings ...

Tres Alamos

Tres Alamos was a political prison camp that operated during the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in Chile. This enclosure was operational between 1974 and 1976. Being the last camp of political prisoners. Its main importance was that th ...

Lepoglava prison

Lepoglava prison is the oldest prison in Croatia. It is located in Lepoglava, Varazdin County, Croatia.

State Prison in Renbæk

The Renbæk Prison is an open prison in Denmark located in Renbæk, 10 km. east of Skaerbaek. The site originally housed a camp for young unemployed people in 1943 but was temporarily taken over by the Prison and Probation Service to house inmates ...

Center Sandholm

Center Sandholm, or Sandholm, is a public institution for asylum seekers in Denmark. It is located in Sandholm, Blovstrod, Allerod Kommune. Children and young people under 18 who have fled alone are received at Center Gribskov. It is a former mil ...

Sobysogård State Prison

The State Prison at Sobysogård is an open prison in Denmark, which is arranged at the Hall of Soby Sogård close to Årslev. The manor house was being used as a youth prison in 1933 but has been changed to an open prison in 1973. In 2003 The State ...

State Prison at Mogelkær

The State Prison at Mogelkær is a prison located in Mogelkær in Denmark. The place where the prison is now located was in the beginning a manor house. Later the location was used as a workplace for young unemployed people. From 1945 to 1973 the p ...

Tora Prison

Tora Prison is an Egyptian prison complex for criminal and political detainees, located in Tora, Egypt. The complex is situated in front of the Tora El Balad metro station. The main buildings in the Tora Prison complex are Tora Agricultural Priso ...

Ciudad Barrios prison

The Ciudad Barrios prison is a prison in Ciudad Barrios, San Miguel, El Salvador. Between September 2004 and mid-2015, it exclusively housed members of the Mara Salvatrucha gang. During this time, El Salvador had a policy of segregating gang memb ...

Eiraeiro prison

Eiraeiro is a secret prison in Eritrea. Most sources give the location of Eiraeiro as being situated near the village of Gahtelay, in the Northern Red Sea Region. However, in an article in the Guardian, Eiraeiro is cited as being located approxim ...

Prisons in Estonia

The prisons in Estonia are operated by the Estonian Department of Prisons, which currently maintains five prisons around the country: Harku Prison, Murru Prison, Tallinn Prison, Tartu Prison and Viru Prison. In March 2011, there were 3.405 person ...

Tartu Vangla

Tartu Vangla is a prison located in the Ropka industrial district suburb of Tartu in Estonia. The prison was designed by architect Kalle Glad, EstKONSULT and constructed by Skanska EMV. The prison was founded in 2000 with the first immates arrivi ...

Kaliti Prison

Kaliti Prison in Addis Ababa is one of the several federal prisons of Ethiopia. Commonly referred to as a gulag, it serves as the main prison of the country. It is 11 km south of central Addis Ababa, in Akaky Kaliti, the southernmost subcity of t ...

Oulu Prison

The Oulu Prison is a prison located in the Myllytulli neighbourhood in Oulu, Finland. There are 80 prison places, of which ten are reserved for female prisoners. The mean prison population in 2012 was 87. The main prison building was completed in ...

Baumettes Prison

The prison is named after the district of Les Baumettes. It is located at 239, chemin de Morgiou, in the 9th arrondissement of Marseille. This area was outside the city but has been absorbed as the city expanded.

Clairvaux Prison

In 1971, two convicts, Claude Buffet and Roger Bontems, took as hostages a nurse, Nicole Comte, and a prison guard, Guy Girardot. Buffet subsequently murdered them. Buffet and Bontems were captured. Bontems, whose defence counsel included Robert ...

Fleury-Merogis Prison

Fleury-Merogis Prison is a prison in France, located in the town of Fleury-Merogis, in the southern suburbs of Paris. With more than 4.100 prisoners, it is the largest prison in Europe. It is operated by the Ministry of Justice. Fleury-Merogis is ...

Prisons in Germany

The prisons in Germany are run solely by the federal states, although governed by a federal law. The aim of prison confinement in Germany is twofold: emphasis is placed on enabling prisoners to lead a life of "social responsibility free of crime" ...

Aachen Prison

Aachen Prison is a penal facility located in the Soers in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. On 26 November 2009 two dangerous prisoners escaped from the prison but were later caught.

Brandenburg-Gorden Prison

Brandenburg-Gorden Prison is located on Anton-Saefkow-Allee in the Gorden quarter of Brandenburg an der Havel. Erected between 1927 and 1935, it was built to be the most secure and modern prison in Europe. Both criminal and political prisoners we ...

Hohenasperg

Hohenasperg, located in the federal state of Baden-Wurttemberg near Stuttgart, Germany, of which it is administratively part, is an ancient fortress and prison overlooking the town of Asperg. It was an important Celtic oppidum, and a number of ve ...

Osterstein Castle (Zwickau)

Osterstein Castle is the former castle of the town of Zwickau, Germany, in Saxony. Now it houses the nursing home.

Stalag VI-B

Stalag VI-B was a German World War II prisoner-of-war camp, located about 3 km east of the village of Versen in the Emsland district of Lower Saxony, in north-western Germany, close to the border with the Netherlands.

Waldheim prison

Waldheim Prison in Waldheim, Saxony, about 30 km north of Chemnitz, was once the largest penitentiary in Saxony and is the oldest prison still in operation in Germany. It was opened in April 1716 under Augustus II the Strong. There are now 395 pl ...

Pavoncito Prison

On November 22, 2008, a fight between members of rival gangs left seven inmates dead. Two died from gunshots and five beheaded. The riot lasted five hours before authorities regained control.

Fort Dimanche

Fort Dimanche is a former prison in Haiti located near La Saline in Port-au-Prince that was notorious for torture and murder during the reign of François Duvalier. It was declared a monument in 1987. The original Fort Dimanche was built by the Fr ...

Sopronkohida

The village is the location of an infamous Hungarian military prison. Its notoriety stems from its use in 1944, by the Nyilas government to incarcerate, torture, and execute its opponents. Famous prisoners, like General Vilmos Nagy of Nagybaczon, ...

Prisons in India

Prisons, and their administration, is a state subject covered by item 4 under the State List in the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India. The management and administration of prisons falls exclusively in the domain of the State governmen ...

Bareilly Central Jail

Bareilly Central Jail was built in 1848 at Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, India, at a time when the authorities of the British East India Company were introducing a policy of constructing central prisons to house those convicted for long terms near t ...

Naini Central Prison

Naini Central Prison or Naini Jail at Naini, near Allahabad, is one of the most important prisons, and correctional Institutions in Uttar Pradesh, built during the British Raj.