Visits and reports

Under its prevention mandate, the Parliamentary Ombudsman visits places where someone is, or could be, deprived of their liberty. The visits focus on uncovering risk factors for inhuman or degrading treatment.

Following each visit, a visit report is written that describes the findings and any risk factors identified during the visit. On the basis of these findings and risk factors, the Parliamentary Ombudsman issues recommendations to the institution in question about what changes can be made in order to better safeguard the people who have been deprived of their liberty.

All reports from visits are public and are published on this page on a continuous basis. The institutions that have been visited are asked to inform the Parliamentary Ombudsman about how they have followed up the recommendations within a few months. This follow-up information is also published.

All visits and reports are listed on this page (in Norwegian).

The summaries and recommendations of all reports, as well as som full reports, are translated into English. See the list below:

Prisons

2014 Tromsø prison – Summary and recommendations EN

2014 Bergen prison – Summary and recommendations EN

2015 Ringerike prison – Summary and recommendations EN

2015 Bjørgvin prison juvenile unit – Summary and recommendations EN

2015 Trondheim prison – Summary and recommendations EN

2015 Telemark prison, Skien branch – Visit report EN

2015 Kongsvinger prison – Visit report EN

2016 Bredtveit prison – Visit report EN

2016 Vadsø prison – Summary and recommendations EN

2016 Drammen prison – Summary and recommendations EN

2016 Norgerhaven prison – Visit report EN

2016 Stavanger prison – Summary and recommendations EN

2016 Telemark prison, Kragerø unit – Summary and recommendations EN

Police custody facilities

2014 Tønsberg police custody facility – Summary and recommendations EN

2014 Drammen police custody facility – Summary and recommendations EN

2015 Lillestrøm police custody facility – Summary and recommendations EN

2015 Ålesund police custody facility – Summary and recommendations EN

2016 Bergen police custody facility – Summary and recommendations EN

Mental health care institutions

2015 Diakonhjemmet hospital – Summary and recommendations EN

2015 Telemark hospital – Summary and recommendations EN

2015 Sørlandet hospital, Kristiansand – Visit report EN

2016 University Hospital of North Norway – Visit report EN

2016 Ahus adolescent psychiatric clinic – Summary and recommendations EN

Police immigration detention centres

2015 Rapport Police immigration detention centre – Visit report EN

Child welfare institutions

2016 Sole department – Summary and recommendations EN

2016 Emergency institution for young people – Summary and recommendations EN

Several places of detention

2015 Gardermoen – Summary and recommendations EN