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Korydallos Prison Guard Commits Suicide in His Office

A 50-year-old Korydallos Prison guard committed suicide in the facility's administration office for reasons unknown on Tuesday morning. According to police, the officer was actually on leave from his job at the time. Nonetheless, he appeared in the administration office in...

Greek Riot Police Break Up Prison Melee

Greek riot police stormed Athens’ Korydallos prison on Tuesday evening to put a stop to the widespread brawling among inmates which erupted earlier in the day. An Afghan detainee and a prison guard were injured in the clashes. Dozens of...

Albanian Inmate Allegedly Stabbed to Death in Korydallos Prison

An Albanian inmate of Attica's Korydallos, high-security prison, Arber Bako, was allegedly  stabbed to death inside the facility on Monday. Authorities did not release any further details of the reported stabbing. The convicted inmate was serving a prison sentence at Korydallos for the attempted murder...

Jailed Terrorist Giagtzoglou to Return to Korydallos Prison After Hunger Strike

Jailed anarchist Constantinos Yagtzoglou will be transferred from Larissa Prison to Korydallos Prison in Athens after a Friday decision by the Central Prison Transfer Committee. Giagtzoglou is in custody with charges of sending parcel bombs to high officials, including a...

Wall of Old Korydallos Women's Prison Knocked Down to Create Park

The perimeter wall outside the Korydallos women's prison was demolished in the presence of Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis, local government officials and Piraeus-area MPs on Tuesday, in a first step toward converting the site into a public park. "Today is...

Convicted Former Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos Returns to Prison After Failing to Make Bail

Former minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos who was out of prison for surgery is forced to return after failing to raise 200,000 euros to pay for his bail. Tsochatzopoulos is expected to be taken back to the Korydallos Prison hospital after about a...

Former Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos Released From Prison Due to Ill Health

A Greek court on Wednesday ruled that former defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos should be released from prison on account of ill health. The 77-year-old former politician was serving a 20-year sentence for money laundering in 2013. His health deteriorated during...

GD Resumes Trial at New Venue Amid Tension

The Golden Dawn Trial of members of the ultra-nationalist Golden Dawn party and dozens of GD supporters resumed amid tension at the Athens Appeals Court complex, where it has moved from a makeshift courtroom at Korydallos Prison in Athens....

Greek Fugitive Terrorist Describes Failed Jailbreak Attempt of Partner

Fugitive terrorist Paula Roupa has described her failed jailbreak attempt of her partner Nikos Maziotis and other inmates out of Korydallos Prison by helicopter. In a long post on anarchist website Indymedia posted early on Tuesday, Roupa describes at length...

Inmate Death in Greek Prison Hospital Causes Reactions

Korydallos Prison is once again a topic of discussion in Greece after an inmate who was being treated at the jail's hospital passed away on Sunday. A 75-year-old man, who had reportedly been sentenced to prison for unpaid checks died at the...