Austria: Final destination, Göllersdorf

In a tiny village in Lower Austria lies one of the country's "special institutions for mentally abnormal, unsound offenders".

– A series of articles: Behind bars in Austria (2/3)

Sarah Yolanda Koss is an independent journalist based in Vienna. In the past year, she conducted an extensive investigation on the impacts of COVID-19 in Austrian penitentiary facilities, funded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Sarah shared with Prison Insider three perspectives on prison life and its aftermaths. Read the second one.

“Being imprisoned does something to you"


Today, a perspex wall divides the entrance hall. Relatives are only allowed to talk to each other through a disc.