The old prison is situated between Robert Mugabe Avenue and Goethe Street. The original building was commissioned by the German government’s Division of Works; Gottlied Redecker supervised its construction. It was established between 1906 and 1907 and was used as a prison until 1963. A new prison was erected during the 1960s since the existing one needed too many alterations and was becoming inefficient and restricted. The need for a larger prison was made evident by the expanding population, and in the 1960s the Windhoek Central Prison was constructed where it is now. The Old Prison was thereafter primarily utilized for storage by various government agencies. Currently, the 1984-built Namibian Development Corporation office complex is a crucial component of the former prison. The NDC’s main gate provides access to the jail courtyard, where the former cells have been converted into offices.