Prevention Measures in European Prisons against COVID-19
Updated on 23 March 2020
General prevention measures
for prisoners are temporarily suspended.
Prisoners who are not incarcerated but has been sentenced to prison are denied of entering any prison or remand prison to start serving time if they show symptoms of Covid-19.
Visits to probation offices are to be avoided as far as possible. Contact between a client and a Probation Officer should be conducted over the phone if possible.
from friends and family to prisoners are temporarily cancelled.
Activities / compensation
Free calls are still offered nationally but international calls are now half the normal price. In addition to this there are tests ongoing where prisoners can contact their children by using a tablet.
Travelling in the line of duty (both
within the country and abroad) is to be avoided if not absolutely necessary.
The region of Stockholm has recommended
its employees working at the Head Quarter or the Region Office to work from
home if possible.
General recommendations such as washing
your hands often and thoroughly, keeping distance from other people, avoid
local transportations etc, including staying at home if you are experiencing
any symptoms or have been associated with persons having symptoms or have been
confirmed to be infected.
For any further questions regarding the procedures in the state of emergency taken by the Swedish Prison and Probation Service please contact the following: