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The Swedish Prison and Probation Service

Stop for visits to prisons and remand prisons

Temporary restrictions are now being introduced at the prisons and remand prisons due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The decision applies with immediate effect.
Click here to read more about the decision [in Swedish only].


The Prison and Probation Service is part of the Swedish legal system.

Change and custody

The main tasks of the Prison and Probation Service are to implement prison and probation sentences, to supervise conditionally released persons, to implement instructions for community service, and to carry out pre-sentence investigations in criminal cases.

The Prison and Probation Service is also responsible for remand prisons and the transport service. Our vision is that spending time in the prison and probation system will bring about change, not simply provide secure custody. We want to encourage our clients to live a better life after serving their sentence.