The prison is located in a building built for this purpose in the early of 20th century. It served as a prison until 1960. The modern history of the prison started in 1969. At that time the building got into administration of the then Corps of Corrections. However, it began to serve its purpose in 1973 after an extensive reconstruction of the entire premises. In 1977, the construction of the administrative building of the prison began. The building was put into use in 1979. In the years 1977 – 1979, a vocational school for training prison officers of the Corps of Prison and Court Guard was established with the prison. The school focused on theoretical vocational training of prison officers in entry and specialized courses, it also organized trainings and other educational activities.