Zenica prison

Zenica prison is a topic that has captured the attention of people from all over the world. With its relevance in today's society, Zenica prison has become a point of interest for academics, experts, and even the general public. The impact of Zenica prison is undeniable, and its influence extends to different aspects of everyday life, from politics to entertainment. In this article, we will delve into the meaning and importance of Zenica prison, exploring its many dimensions and the role it plays in modern society.
View on the main entrance of the KPD Zenica

The Zenica prison (Kazneno-popravni zavod zatvorenog tipa Zenica, KPZ Zenica, K.P. DOM, Zenička kaznionica) is a closed-type prison located in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was opened in 1886. It was the largest prison in Yugoslavia during its existence, and is currently the largest prison in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

As of 2016, the prison had a capacity of 813 inmates.


Austria-Hungary (1886–1918)

SFR Yugoslavia (1945–1992)

Yugoslav wars and today

  • Jackie Arklöv – a Swedish neo-Nazi mercenary who fought for the Croatian Defence Council; spent one year of eight-year sentence for war crimes at the Zenica prison before being released to Sweden
  • Jerko Ivanković Lijanović – Bosnian politician and businessman sentenced to seven years for abuse of office (asof-since September 2020)

In popular culture


  1. ^ Mitchel P. Roth, Prisons and prison systems: a global encyclopedia. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006. (p. 39)
  2. ^ "Kako žive zatvorenici u KPZ Zenica: Kaznu izdržava 813 osuđenika, bjekstva nisu česta".
  3. ^ Ivo Andrić u Zenici 1915-17 g.
  4. ^ Anthony Knežević, A short history of the Croatian nation . Croatian Catholic Union, Lodge "Croatia", 1987. (p. 130)
  5. ^ KPD Zenica je bila naš Folsom, naša Yuma i Alcatraz
  6. ^ "Muzej Alija Izetbegović 1925-2003". www.muzejalijaizetbegovic.ba. Archived from the original on 2012-06-29.
  7. ^ 072info.com
  8. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: DJ Krmak - ZENICA [Official Video]. YouTube.

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