Palazzo delle Carceri Nuove (Building of the New Prisons)

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Palazzo delle Carceri Nuove (Building of the New Prisons)

Innocent X decided to build a model prison to substitute a medieval jail Carcere di Tordinona and Corte Savella (prison of private administration) both providing extremely horrible conditions for prisoners. The functional solutions of the new prison were projected by a Philipinian priests Virginio Spada, while architecture belongs to A.Del Grande (1655). At present the palace houses "Istituto delle Nazioni Unite per la Difesa sociale" (Institute of United Nations for the Social Defense).

Palazzo delle Carceri Nuove (Building of the New Prisons), Via del Gonfalone, rome
The Museum of Criminology (Museo Criminologico) was founded in1931 by the Minister of Justice Alfredo Rocco and was initially set up in this seventeenth century building of the Carceri Nuove (New Prisons) in Via Giulia and moved to the adjacent former juvenile prison (Palazzo del Carcere Minorile) in Palazzo del Gonfalone in 1975. At present it is a seat of Museo Criminologico (Criminology Museum). It was erected by G.Valadier in 1825-1827, as a jail for minor criminals transferred here from the prison at Ospizio di S.Michele.

More Info: Criminology Museum (Museo Criminologico) - Former Juvenile Prison (Carcere Minorile)

Address:
Palazzo delle Carceri Nuove (Building of the New Prisons)
Via del Gonfalone, 29
Near Piazza Farnese and Campo dei Fiori
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Ponte (Via Coronari-Ponte Vittorio) (Roma centro)
Palazzo delle Carceri Nuove (Building of the New Prisons) is Shown By "Map H Zone" As "29"
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