Carabanchel Prison

March 9, 2009

Today, we met with Carmen Ortiz, an expert on Carabanchel prison. This prison, built in 1940, was made to house nearly 2 thousand Republican prisoners. Shaped like an eight-pronged star with a cupola in the center, Carabanchel’s architecture was supposed to make the prisoners feel like they were being watched at all times. And under the reign of Francisco Franco, they were. Many prisoners were killed here, young and old alike. Read the rest of this entry »