Museum:Museo Crimonologico MUCRI
address: via del Gonfalone, 29
From the Tuesday to Saturday: from 9:00 to 13:00.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: from 14:30 to 18:30
Closed Sunday, festive and Mondays.
Ticket price: 2 €.
(do not pay the visitors under 18 and over 65 years).
In 1991 the Prison Administration began to reorganize the museum, which had been closed for about fifteen years, revamping the layout and, at the same time, revoking the anachronistic provision that reserved access only for "authorized persons".
The museum was reopened in February 1994.
In recent years, the acquisition of material evidence from the clerk of the court's offices has been greatly reduced.
In particular, the pieces of "historical and scientific" interest indicated by these offices is now limited to archaeological finds and artworks (paintings of no great value, liturgical objects, fake artworks); while no material evidence whatsoever of crimes committed against persons is pointed out.
It should be emphasized that the Criminology Museum's present structure is that of a history museum.
Its scientific and educational aims, as well as those of protection and conservation consist, more precisely, in making the public aware of the evolution of former punitive systems and of the main areas of research in penitentiary science and criminology in the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century.
The new itinerary includes a chronological description of fundamental periods in the history of justice, prisons and criminology.
The Criminology Museum houses the Photographic and Historical Archives of Italian Prisons.