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Ulucanlar Prison Museum, Ankara

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The Ulucanlar Prison Museum is a former state prison located at in Ankara, Turkey that was converted into a prison museum following restoration by Altındağ Municipality. The museum was opened in 2011. It is the first museum of its kind in Turkey.PrisonHistoryUlucanlar Prison was established in 1925 in the Ulucanlar neighborhood of Altındağ district in Ankara, which had recently become the new capital of the Turkish Republic.The facility was built as a military depot in 1923 on an area of 34000m2. In its history, it was renamed several times and called "Cebeci Tevkifhanesi" (Cebeci Jail), "Cebeci Umumi Hapishanesi" (Cebeci Public Prison), "Cebeci Sivil Cezaevi" (Cebeci Civilian Prison), "Ankara Merkez Kapalı Cezaevi" (Ankara Central Closed Prison) and finally "Ulucanlar Merkez Kapalı Cezaevi" (Ulucanlar Central Closed Prison).The correction and detention facilities in Turkey are officially categorized in three security level groups as closed (kapalı), semi-open (yarı açık) and open (açık) prisons. Closed prisons are maximum security penitentiaries with external and internal control that hold violent prisoners and those judged most likely to escape. Semi-open prisons are medium security correctional institutions without external control but with only internal physical barriers that house prisoners bearing a moderate escape risk, who also have a job. Open prisons are low security, work-oriented prison camps with no external control and internal physical barriers that hold inmates, who are allowed to have limited interaction with the public. As of September 1999, the mixed-sex prison hosted 776 detainees and prisoners held in nineteen wards in the close and semi-open prison sections. The prison's healthcare facility had a capacity of forty beds.
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  • Once a prison, now an art and culture center. If you visit Ankara be sure you include this place in your list
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  • ⛓ ⛓ ⛓ ⛓ 1925-2006 operating from Ibadan. Turkey's recent history, with the major events of a place. When you come to Ankara must necessarily tour. With Art located on the side of the Street 3-4 hour. Garage, parking no problem. Inside views of the Ankara Hilton Ward, dungeons, and other ward. In addition, the instruments of torture and it is also possible to see the gallows. Not editing for people with disabilities. Entry £ 5.
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