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The Swedish Prison and Probation Service

New visiting rules in prison

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) we have changed our routines for visiting someone in prison or remand prison.

Read about the rules that apply to visiting someone in prison (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.