Helsinki Prison

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Helsinki Prison
Helsinki prison from air 2.jpg
Location Helsinki, Finland
Coordinates 60°11′41″N 24°58′10″E / 60.19472°N 24.96944°E / 60.19472; 24.96944Coordinates: 60°11′41″N 24°58′10″E / 60.19472°N 24.96944°E / 60.19472; 24.96944
Status Operational
Capacity 299
Opened 1881

The Helsinki Prison, also known as Sörnäinen Prison (earlier known as Helsinki Central Prison) is a prison located in the Kalasatama district of Helsinki, Finland, opened in 1881. All persons placed in the prison have received a sentence of at least a year. At the moment it is the only prison operating in Helsinki proper after the Katajanokka prison was converted to a hotel and its inmates transferred to a new prison in Vantaa, a suburban municipality.