Austria - Juvenile prisoners



Detention issue

Juvenile prisoners

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Legal instruments & key provisions

Legal instrument Key provision
Code of Conduct for Detention (Anhalteordnung) Minors are to be accommodated separately from adults.
Juvenile Court Act (Jugendgerichtsgesetz) Imprisonment of juveniles shall be conducted in separate institutions, if possible or in separate wards. Juveniles are to be separated from adults.


Year Recommendation Report
2015 The NPM advocates that the cells of juvenile detainees remain open longer on the weekends in the Innsbruck and Graz-Jakomini correctional institutions. To avoid violent assaults between juvenile detainees, there must be a structured and balanced daily routine with the shortest possible lock-up times. Personnel shortages may not adversely affect juveniles. Evening and weekend visits should be permitted in the juvenile ward of the Innsbruck correctional institution and in the Klagenfurt correctional institution. Report details