SWITZERLAND

Information about jails and conditions of incarceration in SWITZERLAND.

Living conditions in prisons are generally regulated by numerous laws and guidelines: from constitutional provisions to national criminal and penitentiary laws. As a European Union Country, Switzerland has to comply with rules and regulations concerning conditions of its inmates in according with European Union chart of rights for prisoners. For example, European Court of human rights has a set of documents and rules to make sure those conditions in all members of European Union countries are on a respectable level. While prison conditions are mainly a responsibility of Member States, the European Union also has reasons to deal with them, as clarified by the European Commission in its 2011 Green Paper and as stated in the 2010 Stockholm Program. Several mechanisms have been created, in Europe and worldwide, to monitor detention conditions in prisons. Such mechanisms are meant as a tool to prevent torture and ill-treatment of detainees. If prison conditions in a Member State are deemed to be inhumane or degrading, arrest warrants and transfers of prisoners to that Member State might not be executed, as doing so might amount to a violation of the ECHR and the EU Charter. Basically, EU Charter of detainees rights include them having access to medical assistance (including psychological help) at any time when necessary as if they were free, weekly visits by family members, the right for money being deposited to their prison account by their family members (amount varies from country to country, but usually a maximum of around 100 Euros a week is allowed). A lot of European jails have internal schools and classes available to inmates. Those classes differ from basic grammar and math to martial arts, pottery, music therapy classes and so on. Inmates who have been users have access to classes that teach them how to prevent relapse in the future. Visits by the priest are also allowed and some prisons have weekly or monthly gatherings for service in the church. Some of jails also offer work to the inmates with weekly allowance that gets deposited directly to inmates prison account which he can use to buy stuff in prisons canteen or save it for the moment when he gets out. Prisoners should also have access to library and gym. At Detective-001 we know all your rights as a detainee and you can count on our support and help to make sure that your time in prison is as comfortable as it could possibly be under circumstances. Usually the hardest part about being in jail is being cut off your family and loved ones. We can make sure to provide you with the best possible visiting schedule and make sure that you get your full rights exercised. We have undeniable reputation and experience in that matter and will gladly help.

Switzerland`s Ministry of Justice consists of 83 establishments

Contact information for Switzerland penitentiary system:

Telephone:+41 58 462 41 28

Fax:+41 58 462 78 73

Address:Federal Office of Justice, Bundesrain 20, CH-3003 Berne, Switzerland

THEIR WEBSITE

IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT SWITZERLAND`S PENITENTIARY SYSTEM FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SWITZERLAND`S PENITENTIARY SYSTEM

One of the main Jails in SWITZERLAND is called Strafanstalt Pöschwies.

Strafanstalt Pöschwies PRISON

Visit their website

German penitentiary system allows inmates to get conditional early release after serving 1/3 of their sentence

DETAILS ABOUT CONDITIONAL EARLY RELEASE

CONTACT US HERE