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Construction of New Prison in Iceland Underway

Minister for the Interior Ögmundur Jónasson broke the ground to mark the formal start of construction of a new prison at Hólmsheiði on the outskirts of Reykjavík in Southwest Iceland.

litlahraun_psLitla-Hraun prison, South Iceland. Photo: Páll Stefansson/Iceland Review.

The new prison will have a capacity for 56 prisoners and will include a special department for female inmates, mbl.is reports.

The prison will relieve pressure off the prison on Skólavörðustígur in Reykjavík and in Kópavogur.

A competition is being run for the decoration of the prison. Applications are being accepted until May 17.

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