Switzerland: everyday is the same

// Series of testimonials “A day in prison” (1)

In prison, days follow one another but are not always identical. The conditions of detention, the rhythm of the days, the possibility of receiving visits, medical treatment, the food, or still the access to the right for the defence, vary considerably from a prison to another one, from a country to the other one. Prison Insider publishes testimonials of people who live or have lived in prison and can share their experience. This series of testimonials “A day in prison” puts into words the varying realities of imprisonment around the world.

Inma is incarcerated in the prison of Champ-Dollon in Switzerland. She speaks about the ritornello of a day spent in detention.

I DON’T NEED TO set the television as an alarm clock to wake me up every morning; my biological clock is more than set. Just today I have served 11 months in jail, enough time for many things to become usual.

Honestly, our breakfasts are privileged, because when we work we have money to buy good coffee

In the beginning, it was hard for me to get used to the schedule, but after a year here, I’m now used to it.