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National Audit Office Wants New Prison in Iceland

By Iceland Review

The National Audit Office supports the Icelandic Prison Administration arguments in a new evaluation of the situation of prisons in Iceland that a new prison should be constructed in the capital region.

Iceland’s maximum security prison Litla-Hraun. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

It is feared that a lapse of sentences will increase due to lack of prison facilities; 15 prisoners have already waited for more than three years for beginning redemption, Morgunbladid reports.

Regarding the maximum security prison Litla-Hraun, the current fence around the prison is not believed to be secure enough.

The fence is not electrified and “people have broken their way through it, both in and out, with not much effort,” the evaluation points out.

Click here to read more about the prison housing crisis.

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