Read the report in English here.
The Parliamentary Ombudsman is critical of how detainees are being treated at Trandum
At Telemark Prison's Skien unit, inmates who should be serving their sentence in a communal section remain in the restricted section longer than necessary as a result of the high occupancy level. Furthermore, the prison should extend the periods of contact between inmates and staff in the highest-security section and consider other measures to reduce the risk of harmful effects of isolation. These are among the findings and recommendations from the Parliamentary Ombudsman’s report from a visit to Telemark Prison, Skien unit.
On Thursday 24 September, the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) organised a panel debate on protection of people who are deprived of their liberty and are in a particularly vulnerable situation.
Ålesund accident and emergency unit has implemented several highly positive measures since the NPM visited Ålesund police custody facility in March.
On 1 October 2015, the Parliamentary Ombudsman's National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) attended the seminar 'Förebygga tortyr i Sverige och Europa' (Preventing torture in Sweden and Europe) organised by the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsmen (JO).
Visit report points out shortcomings at the psychiatric department at Telemark Hospital. Read the report's summary and recommendations here.
Women are not offered the same services as men in Trondheim Prison. Read the visit report's summary and recommendations here.
The Parliamentary Ombudsman visits all locations where people are deprived of their liberty. As part of this work, the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) has initiated a programme of visits to mental health care institutions. The NPM's first visit to this type of institution was to Diakonhjemmet Hospital.
That is the question posed to Helga Fastrup Ervik, head of the Norwegian National Preventive Mechanism (NPM), and representatives from several international NPMs in a new video from the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT). The video was published for the occation of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, today, 26 June. 2015.