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Chapter 1. Introductory provisions
The law's content and scope
section 1 of this Act provides for the enforcement of
decisions on pre-trial detention and some other temporary
detention in custody or in other storage space.
The provisions relating to
-location and certain rights (Chapter 2),
-visits and other contacts (Chapter 3),
-specific control and coercion (Chapter 4),
-health care (Chapter 5.)
-restrictions on inmates who are suspected of offences (6
decisions and appeals, etc. (7 and 8.).
section 2 of this Act applies to anyone who is
1. the detained, arrested or seized because of suspected
2. detained for reasons other than suspicion of crime,
3. the inmate in a detention or police custody pending
He or she should be relegated to a correctional institution or
a special youth homes,
4. temporarily placed in a remand prison with the support of the law
5. looked after according to Chapter 28. the third paragraph of section 11
Criminal Code pending a decision on the Elimination of
probation becomes final.
First paragraph 1 does not apply to any person who is arrested under section 35
Act (1964:167) with special provisions for young
section 3 of this Act applies, unless otherwise provided by law or
other statutes, which are listed in
1. a correctional or detention for any purpose other
than the execution of the penalty for the offence, or
2. a police custody for custody.
Depending on the design
4 of Every inmate shall be dealt with respect for his or her
human dignity and with an understanding of the specific difficulties
associated with the deprivation of liberty.
paragraph 5 of the Enforcement should be designed so that the negative consequences of
the deprivation of liberty is discouraged. To the extent that it is
appropriate and the prisoner consents to it, the measures
be taken in order to give him or her the support and help that
section 6 enforcement may not entail other restrictions in
the intagnes freedom than that provided for by this law or who is
necessary to order or safety shall be
A control or coercive measure may only be used if the
are proportionate to the objective of the measure. If a
less restrictive measure is sufficient, it shall be used.
Chapter 2. Location and certain rights
(1) An inmate has the right to be placed in private.
Two or more inmates may be placed in the same room if it is
necessary for reasons of space or any other special
section 2 of An inmate must not be placed so that he or she is staying
together with inmates of the opposite sex. An inmate may, however,
permitted to reside with the prisoners of the opposite sex, if it is
appropriate and inmates agree to it.
section 3, An inmate who is under the age of eighteen must not be placed so that the
He or she is staying along with inmates over eighteen years, if
It cannot be regarded as being to his or her best.
4 § An inmate may be granted to have their babies at home, if it
can be considered to be in the best interests of the child.
Stay in the community and privacy
§ 5 An inmate shall be given the opportunity to spend time together during the day
with other inmates (commonality), unless
1. the prisoner is placed in a different storage space than in a
custody and local conditions do not allow for commonality,
2. for security reasons, it is necessary to keep the prisoner
separated from other inmates, or
3. it is necessary to carry out a person.
Employment and compensation
section 6, An inmate shall, if possible, be given suitable
employment in the form of labor or other comparable
An inmate who perform or participate in the employment
organized by the probation service are entitled to compensation.
If an inmate has been intentionally damaged property belonging to or
granted to the probation service, the prison service of the
the remuneration referred to in the second subparagraph taking out an amount that
corresponds to the costs of replacing or otherwise
restoring the property.
section 7 An inmate shall be given the opportunity to live outdoors at least one
hour each day, unless there are special reasons against it.
section 8, An inmate shall be given the opportunity to properly devote itself
Range of mass media
section 9 of An inmate shall be given the opportunity to properly follow
What is happening in the outside world.
section 10 of An inmate shall be given the opportunity to exercise
section 11 of An inmate may receive and hold books, magazines,
newspapers and other personal belongings that cannot be
compromise the policy or security.
12 § Belongings as an inmate must not receive and hold
According to section 11 may be disposed of and stored for the intagnes
Bill. Belongings seized shall be delivered to the
the prisoner not later that he or she no longer
should be detained.
section 13, An inmate may, if there are special compassionate grounds,
granted permission to reside outside the storage room for
some short time (furlough), if there are no obstacles to the
for security reasons.
A condition for permission to unite with the conditions
needed. Unless it is clearly unnecessary, the prisoner
be under surveillance.
Before a State to furlough granted to the contractor
restrictions according to Chapter 6. should consent be obtained from
-patient basis or the Prosecutor.
Chapter 3. Visits and other contacts
§ 1 An inmate may receive visits, to the extent
preferably take place. A visit may be refused if it can
compromise security in a way that cannot be eliminated by
inspection in accordance with paragraph 2 or 3.
Provisions on the right of anyone who is detained or arrested
to receive visits from his lawyer, see Chapter 21. § 9
the code of judicial procedure.
section 2 of the visit, if it is necessary for safety reasons,
1. staff are monitoring the visit, or
2. the visit takes place in a visiting room that is designed to
makes to the subject.
paragraph 3 of the visit, if it is necessary for safety reasons,
is conditioned upon the visitor to submit to a physical examination
or shallow person.
4 § An inmate may be linked with another person by
electronic communications to the extent appropriate
take place. Such communications may, however, be refused unless it can jeopardize the
safety in a manner which cannot be remedied by tapping
According to section 5.
§ 5, electronic communications between an inmate and another
person may be listened to, if it is necessary for security reasons.
Those who will communicate with each other will be informed in advance
Electronic communications between an inmate and his or
her public defender may not be intercepted.
section 6 of the Shipments between an inmate and his or her
Public Defender, a Swedish authority or a
international bodies of Sweden recognized the competence to
receive complaints from individuals will be forwarded without
review. Such a shipment of a inmate shall not, however,
relayed without be detained, if there is reason to
assume that the data on the sender of the shipment is incorrect.
7 § in cases other than those referred to in paragraph 6, an inmate refused to
send and receive a shipment, if necessary with
account of the order or safety. A shipment that it
prisoner may not send or receive may be detained.
section 8 a shipment being held may not be reviewed without the
intagnes consent, unless it is absolutely necessary for
A consignment referred to in paragraph 6 may be reviewed in order to
investigate who the sender is.
§ 9 the consignment held shall, unless there are special reasons
speaks against it, be disclosed to the prisoner as soon as possible
and later when he or she should not be deprived
10 § whoever is placed in custody for investigation of
misconducts in accordance with Chapter 6. the third subparagraph of paragraph 8 of the Prisons Act
(2010:610) may be prevented from contact with other people by
visit, electronic communications or mail, if it is
strictly necessary for the purpose of the investigation is not to be
11 § if necessary, in order to be able to visit or
electronic communications may be permitted under paragraph 1 of the first
subparagraph or paragraph 4 or shall be checked in accordance with section 2 or 5,
should it be ascertained whether the contact must take place
with is convicted or suspected of a crime or to exercise
criminal activity. To the extent necessary to
information is also collected about his or her personal
Chapter 4. Specific control and repression
Control of residential rooms
§ 1 A eery residential rooms and his or her
belongings may be checked to the extent
necessary to order or safety shall be
The first paragraph also applies to other closed storage sites
the prisoner disposes.
Strip search and body inspection
section 2 of The to be included into a storage space, at the latest at the
arrival strip-searched or kroppsbesiktigas for
the continual search of restricted articles, unless it is clear
section 3, An inmate gets strip-searched or kroppsbesiktigas for
the continual search of unauthorized items on
1. There is reason to believe that such a subject will
to present him or her,
2. he or she will return after a stay outside
3. he or she shall have, or have had a visit without such
scrutiny referred to in Chapter 3. paragraph 2, or
4. There is in a sample or in connection with a
major study which, for safety reasons, are made of a space
in the storage room and the prisoner has or has had
particular connection to space.
section 4 of An inmate, also in cases other than those referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3
strip-searched the continual search for weapons and other dangerous
the subject, if it is necessary for security reasons.
paragraph 5 of the urinary, breath, saliva, sweat, blood or hair samples
may, unless otherwise justified by the medical or similar
reasons, taken on an inmate who may reasonably be suspected to be
under the influence of alcohol, drugs and other intoxicants,
any such funds as referred to in paragraph 1 of the Act (1991:1969) of non-
against certain doping substances or any such be covered by
Act (1999:42) banning certain products which are hazardous to health.
section 6 of the test referred to in paragraph 5 may also be taken when an inmate himself
are there where it is necessary to investigate his or her
drug consumption in the face of a health or treatment response.
section 7 of the strip search or body inspection shall not be performed
or witnessed by someone of the opposite sex who is not a doctor
or a registered nurse. However, this does not
1. a physical examination referred to in paragraph 4,
2. a physical examination which only means that object as a
person carries are examined,
3. a physical examination with the metal detector or similar
technical device, or
4. an inspection body which only means that the second sample than
urinary samples in accordance with section 5 or 6.
If necessary, a strip search or a
body inspection of a man performed or witnessed by an
woman also in cases other than those referred to in the first subparagraph.
Disposal of restricted articles
section 8 alcohol, drugs, other intoxicants, such funds
referred to in paragraph 1 of the Act (1991:1969) prohibiting certain
doping substances or products covered by the Act
(1999:42) banning certain products which are hazardous to health,
disposed of and destroyed
1. If they are carried by someone to be included into a storage space,
2. If they are found in one inmate,
3. If they are sent to an inmate, or
4. If the otherwise encountered within a storage space and
There is no known owner of them.
The first paragraph also applies to syringes, needles and
other objects that are especially designed to be used in the
drug addiction or for any dealings in drugs.
§ 9 an object found in a storage space, in other
cases referred to in section 8 and Chapter 2. 12 § disposed, if it
can be assumed that the object will be confiscated.
The disposal shall, as soon as possible be notified to the
may order the seizure.
10 § An inmate may be subject to lockup
1. the movement within the storage premises and during transport
or else stay outside the premises, if necessary by
security reasons, or
2. If he or she behaves violently and it is absolutely
necessary with regard to the intagnes own or any
else's safety to life or health.
A doctor will examine as soon as possible an inmate who
subject to lockup under the first subparagraph 2.
General physical access control
11 § if necessary for safety shall be
maintained at a remand prison may decide to
all persons crossing into custody will be strip-searched
(physical access control). The purpose of the General
physical access control should be to search for unauthorized
objects. Written messages may not be reviewed.
A decision on the general physical access control shall be up to
The prison service may grant exceptions in individual cases from the General
physical access control, if there are special reasons.
Control of vehicle
section 12 if necessary for safety shall be
maintained at a remand centre, a vehicle in connection with the
It passes into or out of custody scanned for
restricted articles or people without permission are trying
getting in or out of custody. Written notices may
Chapter 5. Health and medical care
section 1 of An inmate in need of health care should be examined
by a doctor. Doctors should also be called if the inmate requests it
and it is not clear that such an investigation is not
An inmate who needs health care should be cared for in accordance with
the instructions given by the doctor. If an inmate is not able to
examined or treated appropriately in
storage premises, the public health care system is engaged. If the
needed, the prisoner be transferred to hospital.
A permit to stay outside the storage room under the
the second subparagraph shall be combined with the conditions as necessary. If it is
necessary for security reasons, the prisoner stand during
section 2 provisions concerning psychiatric compulsory care of it
intakes are in the Act (1991:1129) on forensic psychiatric care.
If an inmate has been transferred to a hospital facility
or an investigation unit referred to in paragraph 6 of the law on
offenders, this Act applies only in respect of
restrictions according to Chapter 6. In the case of a
investigation unit within the National Board of forensic medicine is also available
provisions in the Act (1991:1137) about psychiatric
The provisions of §§ 18-24 Act (1991:1128) on psychiatric
involuntary treatment and the provisions of the second subparagraph of paragraph 8 of the law on
offenders about the power of the prison system to
adopting specific restrictions for a particular inmate and in
section 8 shall apply to an inmate who for voluntary psychiatric
care or RPU is transferred to a
healthcare establishment or investigation unit within the health and
the health care system. Law (2014:815).
3 § If a transport can be expected to damage the health of intagnes,
doctor's consent to the shipment to be obtained.
Chapter 6. Restrictions on inmates who are suspected of crimes
section 1 of An inmate who is detained, arrested or seized because
by suspicion of offence may be imposed restrictions on their right
to contact with the outside world (constraints), if there is a risk
because he or she will remove evidence or in any other
way complicates the investigation.
For those who are in detention, the restrictions as referred to in the first subparagraph
be notified only if he or she may be subject to restrictions
According to Chapter 24. 5 a of the code of judicial procedure.
paragraph 2 of The decision on restrictions under section may refer to
restrictions on the right to
1. be placed together with other inmates, according to Chapter 2. 1 §
2. stay in the community in accordance with Chapter 2. section 5,
3. follow what is happening in the outside world, according to Chapter 2. section 9,
4. hold magazines and newspapers under Chapter 2. section 11,
5. receiving visits in accordance with Chapter 3. Article 1, first subparagraph,
6. liaise with other electronic communications
According to Chapter 3. paragraph 4, or
7. send and receive shipments in accordance with Chapter 3. 7 §.
section 3 a question of restrictions be reviewed by-patient basis
or the Prosecutor. A decision on such a case shall be reviewed as
often there is a reason for it.
section 4 of The who is detained because of suspicion of crime,
request review of a District Court's decision to enjoin him
or her restrictions of some kind. The right to examine a
such a request when it examines the issue of permits to
restrictions under 24 Cape. 5 a of the code of judicial procedure. Before
the Court takes a decision, the Prosecutor shall be given an opportunity to be heard
The first subparagraph shall also apply in the Court of appeal and the Supreme
the court verdict has been appealed there or if
a hearing is held pursuant to Chapter 24. section 17, fourth paragraph
the code of judicial procedure.
Decision of the Court may be appealed against in the same way as a decision in
ask for permission for restrictions in accordance with Chapter 24. 5 a §
first subparagraph, the code of judicial procedure.
Chapter 7. Decisions and appeals
(1) unless otherwise provided by this law, decisions by
The prison system or, if the prisoner is placed in a
storage space under other regulatory supervision, by
section 2 of a decision under this Act shall be effective immediately, if not
any other appointment.
paragraph 3 of the decision referred to in paragraph 1 may be referred to the General
A decision may be appealed to the administrative law within the
jurisdiction over the storage premises is situated where the appellant was
the intake when the first decision in the case was made.
Leave to appeal is required for an appeal to the administrative court.
4 § correctional decisions under section may not be appealed
before the decision is reviewed by the probation service. Such
review may be requested by the decision concerns if it has
passed him or her against. An appeal against a decision
that has not been reconsidered to be regarded as a request for reconsideration.
At the review referred to in the first subparagraph, the decision may not be changed
to the complainant's detriment.
section 5 An application for review must be in writing and have come
into the penal system within three weeks from the date of the
complainant was part of the decision. In the request for review, the
complainant to specify which decisions referred to and what change in
the decision that he or she desires.
The prison service considers whether the letter of request for review
has come in at the right time. If the letter has been received too late
should it be rejected, unless the delay is due to
the Agency provided the complainant inaccurate intelligence about how
to request reconsideration.
Chapter 8. Other provisions
section 1 of the Swedish prison and probation service may appoint a guardian in an authorized
security companies that, in the course of his employment in
the company, perform some monitoring mission when an inmate should
staying outside a storage space. If there are particular
reasons, such appointment may refer to some
surveillance data in a storage room. In the appointment
the nature and scope of the mission should be specified. The appointment must
section 2 of the guardian with an order pursuant to paragraph 1 shall not
improperly disclose or exploit what he is because of his
the Mission has been told about an individual's personal circumstances
or circumstances of significance for national security or for the
to investigate and prosecute crimes.
In the public activities should apply rather than publicity-
and secrecy (2009:400).
section 3 of the Regulations on the enforcement of the law will be notified by
the Government or the authority, as the Government determines.
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