Phone +45 72 55 50 00
Security class Internment
|Capacity 530 (940 during COP15)|
Architect Ludvig Fenger
|Managed by Correctional Service of Denmark|
Address Vestre Fængsel, Vigerslev Allé 1D, 2450 København SV, Denmark
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Vestre Prison (Danish: Vestre Fængsel) is the main jail of the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Erected in 1895, it is Denmark's largest prison with a total capacity of 530 inmates. It primarily houses pretrial detainees, not convicted felons.
During much of the German occupation of Denmark, Vestre Fængsel was operated by German police.