Military Prison

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Wednesday, Oct 24 2012 by

A military prison is a prison operated by the military. Military prisons are used variously to house prisoners of war, enemy combatants, those whose freedom is deemed a national security risk by the military or national authorities, and members of the military found guilty of a serious crime. Thus military prisons are of two types: penal, for punishing and attempting to reform criminals within the military, and confinement-oriented, where captured enemies are confined for military reasons until hostilities cease.

Here are a few current and former military prisons.

Naval Consolidated Brig (Birds Eye)
Naval Consolidated Brig

Coleman Barracks (StreetView)
Coleman Barracks
Salisbury Confederate Prison Garrison House (StreetView)
Salisbury Confederate Prison Garrison House

Veste Oberhaus (Google Maps)
Veste Oberhaus

Tarascon castle (StreetView)
Tarascon castle

Bellver Castle (Google Maps)
Bellver Castle
Palmerston Fort - Southsea Castle (Google Maps)
Palmerston Fort - Southsea Castle