In 2017 was closed “La Modelo”, commonly name which is known this prison, placed in the city center of Barcelona. The Centro Penitenciario de Hombres de Barcelona (Barcelona Penitentiary Center for Men, official name) was open in 1904 at the outskirts of the city, but later, with the quick growing, the building was had left in a important place in the city, close for example to the main train station and surrounded by housing.
One of the most darkness periods was during the spanish military dictatorships, specially the Franco one: political dissidents, trade unionist, homosexuals, were incarcerate in this prison, as well as other regular inmates. Some of them were executed here too.
The future of this building is not clear yet, but some of the projects are around a park, social housing and a Memorial.