Prison in Nitra-Chrenová belongs to most modern prisons in Slovakia. It was established on 1 February 1992 by the Order of the Minister of Justice no. 1/1992 and was built at the premises of the then branch of the Remand Prison in Nitra, where sentenced men placed in the 1st correctional group served their sentences. The construction of the prison started on 17 June 1991. It took place in several stages and was completed by put into use of the administration building on 20 December 1999.