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Spaç Prison

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Visiting Spaç Prison can be a sobering experience, offering insight into the difficult period of Albania's history under communist rule.


  • During the communist era, the prison was infamous for its harsh conditions
  • Spaç was the most notorious prisons during the communist regime
  • It held political prisoners, intellectuals, and dangerously perceived people


Spaç Prison is a notorious former prison facility in Albania. It is located in the village of Spaç, near the town of Burrel in the northern part of the country. The prison has a dark and oppressive history as it was one of the main political prisons during the communist era. Spaç Prison was established during the reign of Enver Hoxha, who ruled Albania from the late 1940s until his death in 1985. The prison was used to detain political prisoners, dissenters, and individuals perceived as threats to the communist regime. The conditions in Spaç Prison were harsh and inhumane, with reports of overcrowding, torture, and forced labor. Many prisoners endured extreme suffering during their incarceration. After the fall of communism in Albania in the early 1990s, Spaç Prison was abandoned and left in a state of disrepair. It stands as a haunting reminder of the oppressive regime that once ruled the country. In recent years, there has been growing interest in Spaç Prison as a historical site. Efforts have been made to document and preserve the memories of those who suffered within its walls, and it has become a symbol of Albania's struggle for freedom and democracy.


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