Veľký Dvor č. 12 , Veľký Dvor č. 12, Želiezovce, Slovakia
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Status of Establishment
Prison in Želiezovce was established in 1952. The establishment of a correctional-labor camp in the area of Želiezovce a consequence of labor shortages, especially in the agricultural sector. The prison was initially deployed at four locations. The basic unit of the prison was in the homestead Karolína, where boarding-houses for prison officers were located as well. One branch house was founded in the homestead Veľký Dvor and the second one in Nýrovce. This branch had bricked buildings and at the time it was the most modern. The fourth branch was in Belá near Štúrovo, where men included in the 1st correctional group were placed. Convicted women served their sentences in the three abovementioned branches. In summer, these women worked mostly in state crop and livestock production. In 1956, the branches Karolína and Nýrovce were canceled and one basic unit in Veľký Dvor was established. In 1962, the issue of the scope of work and working time of prison staff started to be solved. Veľký Dvor was the first prison in Czechoslovakia where free movement of prisoners was introduced. In 1966, the sentenced women were transferred away and sentenced men included in the 1st correctional group were moved here to serve their prison sentences. In 1967, a branch in Jarok was opened as an experimental unit for prison sentence execution of sentenced men for offenses when committed with negligence, a forerunner of today’s open units. Despite positive results, the branch in Jarok was cancelled in 1979. The prison has gradually focused on creating conditions for the prison sentence execution of prisoners included in the 2nd correctional group, what has become a reality since 1987.