Telemark Prison, Skien Unit

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.