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Contributor(s)Daniel Fink, Infoprisons

Contact with the outside world

All prisoners have the right to receive visits

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Prisoners are allowed to receive visits from their children or minor relatives

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Conjugal visits are allowed

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Prisoners are allowed to exchange mail

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Mail exchanged is subject to control

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  • The Federal Court of the canton of Zurich stopped a prisoner from sending a love letter to his imprisoned wife. The wife told inspectors that she was planning to leave her husband. The Court and the Zurich Public Prosecutor’s Office consider that he could have been able to influence his wife’s decision. The letter may have persuaded her to testify in favour of her husband.

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    14/06/2019
    / Tribune de Genève

Prisoners are allowed to receive parcels

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Prisoners are allowed to make external phone calls

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The cost of phone calls is in line with market prices

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Phones calls are wire tapped

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The use of cell phones is authorised

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