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January 17, 1955
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Approved For Release 2008/06/09: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800030008-0 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT COUNTRY Rumania SUBJECT Prisons in Rumania THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIVE. THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) 3. p a prisoners were held. None of the prisoners had kept there blI administrative orders. 2. The Margineni prison is a former monastery in which over Ann olitic l The Ohencea camp was comprised of over sixty large barracks buildings former1;25X1 used by the Germane and located near the Bucharest cemetery. There were be- tween 10 and 12 thousand men and women in the Ohencea camp. Most of the prisoners were employed in workshops making barrels. Food conditions in the camp were very bad. Prisoners were given 250 grams of bread dai],yj two days 25X1 a week they received mamaliga instead of brea4. They received a cup.. of tea in the morning and soup for lunch and dinner. Sanitary conditions were extremely poor. Mater prisoners were ill but were rarely ever given ary medical treatment. The mortality rate in the amp was very high. Informant remained in this camp until the and of August 1953 when the camp was abolished after the amnesty granted by the Rumanian Government in the celebration of "23 August". The prisoners were either set free or transferred to other prisons. Marq priests were in the camp and were among the first to be freed. AIR x FBI (NOTE: Wa,hinaton distribution indicated by ")", Fldd dINrlbution by "#".) This material contains Information affecting the Na- tional Defense of the United States within the mean- ing of the Espionage Isws, Title 18, U.S.C. Secs. 793 and 794, the transmission or revelation of which in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. REPORT DATE DISTR. 17 January 1955 NO. OF PAGES 2 REQUIREMENT NO. RD 25X1 REFERENCES 11151A.&IT T! Approved For Release 2008/06/09: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800030008-0 Approved For Release 2008/06/09: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800030008-0 SECRET ?_, _..; I f +.I,,% inrison at SECRET the Bragadirou farm, a prison which is located distance of about 30 antes by car from Bucharest. Bragad'rou Six hundredison at a prisoners guilty of sabotage and thefts had been 600 Politeical prisoners took but after the amnesty they were set free and a f a= raising their places. In the prison the inmates worked on a m large far than at the was vegetables. The food in the Bragadir dai ~ and the prisoners had two Ghencea camp. Bread ration was 600 grams fresh vegetable's and dishes for lunch and one for dinner including cigarettes daily meat quite often. Each prisoner received a ration lu tor of the prison was a LLeute The director nant Ar~3soners. who was very decent in his treatment of the p the Galati Central prison. sons in Rwnani.a. Over 1,000 is considere o be one of the director of the Galati prison was Nicolas prisoner a detained there- whose oonduct was generally criticized. Food conditt, the Galati prison were very similar to the Ghencea camp. condi.tio~ns in Prisoners were entitled to receive a Live-kilo package of food monthly from elatives, but o those who served the interests or stof the directersrwere eceived r o sent back their packages. The reaaind~' allowed to bathe every 15 Ws- Approved For Release 2008/06/09: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800030008-0