List of prisons in Romania

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Prison Image Opening/Closing date City or Town Description
Aiud prison Aiud Prison.jpg Constructed in the 1800s Aiud, Transylvania The prison is operated by the Ministry of Justice.
Bright Light (CIA) Bucharest The prison is operated as a black site by the Central Intelligence Agency.
Jilava prison Converted from a fort in 1907 Jilava commune, Ilfov County The prison was created from a converted fort built by Carol I of Romania. Adrian Nastase, former Prime Minister of Romania, was held in Jilava prison for 8 months of a 2-year sentence.[1]


  1. ^ Mutler, Alison (18 March 2013). "Former Romanian PM is freed from prison". The San Diego Union-Tribune. AP. Retrieved 2 April 2013.