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A prison or jail where people are incarcerated before trial or after conviction Edit or translate this description.
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Group: Amenities
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

A building or other facility to which people are legally committed as punishment for a crime or while awaiting trial.[1]


Draw the prison as closed way for the prison's outline (land in preference to buildings).

Draw it as a single node if you only know the vague position of the prison, but not its outline.

Only tag each prison once, there is no point in having both a node and closed way for the same prison.


Prison in Stuttgart, Germany

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Justizvollzugsanstalt Stuttgart (3).JPG amenity=prison
name=JVA Stammheim
  1. “OED”. December 16, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2015.