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La Prison de Patarei a Tallinn

C'est une forteresse de canon et une prison notoire d'URSS.
Elle a été construite autour de 1840 pour protéger la ville contre les attaques mer-soutenues.
La dernière exécution a eu lieu en 1991. Le dernier prisonnier a été transféré en 2002 à Tartu (Estonie).
La prison a encore fonctionnée jusqu'en 2004 puis a été fermée.

Construction of the sea fortress now known as Patarei Prison started in 1829. In the second half of the 19th Century it was rebuilt into barracks, and in 1920 it became a detention centre. 20 years later, its transformation into a harsher prison began. In 2002, the prison’s last inmates were moved to a new facility in Tartu, and the Patarei was finally closed down. In the fall of 2005, the Foundation of Virumaa Museums began organising tours of the prison, but these were suspended after one month due to the discovery of toxic mould spores. After a thorough decontamination, a new scientific study deemed that short-term visits to the prison are perfectly safe.