Remetinec prison

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Remetinec prison

Remetinec prison (officially Prison in Zagreb, Croatian: Zatvor u Zagrebu) is a closed-type prison located in the Remetinec neighborhood of Zagreb, Croatia.

The prison's capacity is 560 inmates, making it the largest prison in Croatia.[1][2] In July 2012 it housed 904 prisoners and detainees,[3] up from 850 in March 2009.[1] The prison's overcrowding problem is also a major problem of the Croatian prison system in general.[4][5] Poor living conditions led to a prisoners' hunger strike in May 2008.[6] A planned expansion that will add 340 beds is financed by the Council of Europe Development Bank, and was in documentation stage as of June 2010.[7]

Notable prisoners include Dinko Šakić, commander of the Jasenovac concentration camp, who died in the prison's hospital in 2008,[8] and Ivo Sanader, former Prime Minister of Croatia, who was sentenced for corruption in 2012.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gužva u Remetincu: Ustavni sud Vladi naredio da poboljša stanje u zatvoru". Index.hr (in Croatian). March 18, 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  2. ^ Vesić, Vanja (August 14, 2009). "Zatvorenici kreću na ulicu u radne akcije". Novi list (in Croatian). Retrieved 2010-01-13. 
  3. ^ "Čišćenje popisa: Policija ide u lov na lažne birače". Večernji list (in Croatian). July 12, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  4. ^ "8. okrugli stol zatvorskih sustava zemalja srednje Europe - MECR". mprh.hr (in Croatian). Croatian Ministry of Justice. May 28, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  5. ^ Kovčo Vukadin, Irma; Žakman-Ban, Vladimira; Jandrić-Nišević, Anita (2010). "Prisoner Rehabilitation in Croatia" (PDF). Varstvoslovje, Journal of Criminal Justice and Security. 12 (2): 143–162. ISSN 1580-0253. 
  6. ^ Didić, Marko (May 17, 2008). "U Remetincu 200 pritvorenika štrajka glađu zbog loših uvjeta života". Slobodna Dalmacija. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  7. ^ Piškor, Mate (June 18, 2010). "Šimonović: Hrvatska danas ima rekordnih 5227 zatvorenika". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  8. ^ "WW II concentration camp commander dies in Croatia". cbc.ca. CBC News. 21 July 2008. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Croatia Ex-PM Sanader Guilty of Bribery in Mol, Hypo Case". bloomberg.com. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°46′7″N 15°57′26″E / 45.76861°N 15.95722°E / 45.76861; 15.95722