Zurich Correctional Facilities

The Zurich Correctional Facilities comprise four institutions with inmates in closed regimes and open regimes as well as in preparatory detention, pre-deportation detention, and coercive detention. On this site, you will find interesting information on the correctional facilities and what they do.

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About us

Advantages:

  • Management of the Zurich Correctional Facilities (head and staff services)
  • 154,0 positions
  • Four institutions with a total capacity of 402 inmates

Tasks and responsibilities of the Zurich Correctional Facilities (VEZ)

 

Enforcement of

  • Prison sentences based on court verdicts
  • Alternative custodial sentences due to culpably unpaid monetary penalty or fines (men only)
  • Administrative detention

Services

  • Placing, overseeing, providing meals for, and supervising the imprisoned persons based on the principles of Art. 74 et seqq. of the Swiss Penal Code
  • Providing medical care for the inmates
  • Providing work and/or continuing education to the inmates

Objectives

  • The main goal when enforcing a prison sentence is to prevent relapses and therefore protect potential victims.
  • The objective when implementing the different forms of administrative detention is to make sure that the decisions of the migration authorities (expulsion, removal) are complied with.

Prison Management

Function Name
Head of Zurich Correctional Facilities (VEZ)
Theo Eugster
Deputy
Ralph Margies / Swen Schopfer
Head of Law & Projects
Swen Schopfer
Head of prison management at the Airport Prison
Ralph Margies
Head of prison management at the Affoltern a. A. Prison
Nina Albin
Head of prison management at the Winterthur Semi-Detention Prison
Hansjörg Bürgin
Head of prison management at the Bachtel Correctional Facility
Astrid Willimann

Contact

Zurich Correctional Facilities More information

Address

Hohlstrasse 552
Postfach
8090 Zürich
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