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Characteristics of the facility

The facility was established on July 1, 1969. It was formed by six objects of the former dormitories of Hydrostav Košice near the East Slovak Steelworks (US Steel). In 1977 it was extended by four objects. The accommodation capacities for prisoners were extended together with establishing the training section, educational center and health center. In 1988 began another phase of completion of the facility. A new cynologic premises were built in 1995 and a new three-storey dormitory for prisoners and a new office building were built and in 1998 respectively. Prisoners are accommodated in a dormitory, created by a U-shaped monoblock - divided into 12 sections, with 8 to 10-bedded rooms. There are also three smaller separate buildings in the facility campus. Since 2012, the facility carries out court-ordered sexological therapy and since 2017 also the court-ordered protective anti-alcohol, anti-drug treatment and protective treatment of pathological gambling. In 2017 a department for prisoners with disabilities was established in the facility, and in 2018 has been created an output section within the framework of the Chance to Return project.

The total capacity of the facility is 809 persons enrolled to the minimum guarding correctional group.

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Col. Ján Lukáč

He studied at the Faculty of Business Administration of the University of Economics in Bratislava. Serves at the Corps of Prison and Court Guard since 2001. Mr. Lukáč worked in various positions in Prison Želiezovce and in Remand Prison and Prison Košice and in Prison Košice-Šaca. He served as the Governor of Prison Košice-Šaca since 2017.

Information for the public

Mail address


Budovateľská 1, P. O. Box 28, 040 15 Košice-Šaca

Location in the Slovak Republic

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Photos from facility

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Logo of the Czech Prison and Judicial Guard Corps
Logo of the Hungarian Prison and Judicial Guard Corps
Logo of the Polish Prison and Judicial Guard Corps