Press Office

Our aim is to help you as a journalist to find the right person for an interview, or to get insights from our experts on a current issue. Our spokespersons' knowledge cover a wide range of fields within the Swedish Prison and Probation Service, from treatment programmes to security issues.

The Swedish Prison and Probation Service aim to be as open, accessible and knowledge-forming as possible, but we must also adhere to confidentiality, security and personal integrity.

Around the clock service

The press office is available around the clock for journalists if there is an urgent matter or an ongoing event of emergency.

For urgent matters outside office hours, call: +46 11 496 31 00. (From Sweden 011-496 31 00)

For all other inquiries please contact one of the press secretaries. We work Monday–Friday 08.00–16.30.

Press secretaries

You can contact us at the press office by phone or e-mail. To send an e-mail, please state firstname.lastname@kriminalvarden.se. See contact information below.

Gustav Borg telefonnummer +46768213600

Mikael Ringberger telefonnummer +46728626500.

Karin Casslén telephone number +46765166170

Press manager

Kristina Granqvist telefonnummer: +46728626144.

Our experts

The Swedish Prison and Probation Service's assignment demands a wide variety of experts. As a journalist, you are welcome to contact them directly. You can find our experts here (in Swedish only).

Tips and advice

  • If you wish to request an official document from the Swedish Prison and Probation service, please send an e-mail to our registry office at hk@kriminalvarden.se. You can also get in touch with the registry office through our main telephone number: +46 77 228 08 00. (From Sweden 077-228 08 00).
  • Due to secrecy we are unable to confirm, or deny, that a certain individual is serving a sentence within the Swedish Prison and Probation Service.

  • The Swedish Prison and Probation Service do not convey inquiries to inmates or specified groups of inmates, which is also due to secrecy. (When serving a sentence in Sweden you should be able to do so without having to worry that your name or personal information are being spread to the public. Everyone who works at the Swedish Prison and Probation Service is bound to secrecy regarding the inmates.)

  • If you know that someone is serving a sentence within the Swedish Prison and Probation Service, but do not know the location of that person, we can assist you in forwarding a letter to him/her.  Write the inmates name and Swedish social security number (if known to you) on the envelope, put on a stamp, place the envelope in a larger envelope and send it to: Kriminalvården, Journalarkivet, SE-601 80 Norrköping, Sweden.

  • Filming, taking photographs, or recording sound within the premises of the Swedish Prison and Probation Service is not permitted. Exceptions to the rule can sometimes be made.

  • The Swedish Prison and Probation Service can not lend or rent clothing or other props for filming. Nor can we provide premises for filming (drama/documentaries).

Press photos and film clips

The press photos and film clips are free to use by the media in non-commercial contexts. Photo credit: The Swedish Prison and Probation Service. Every photo and film clip from inside the prisons, or remand prisons, has been arranged and the participants are extras.

Press photos (in Swedish only)

Films for the media (in Swedish only)