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Short Update: COVID-19 restrictions in German prisons

FT Admin - August 5, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Prison conditions

Ther are special COVID-related conditions and restrictions for prisoners at the Limburg prison in Germany. New prisoners are transferred to Butzbach prison to quarantine for 14 days before being sent to Limburg. After their quarantine, prisoners do not have to wear protective masks.

At Dietz prison, prisoner visits were banned for almost three months. Telephone calls and video calls were the only way that prisoners could contact their families. However, prisoner visits have been permitted again on a restricted basis. Visitors have to be healthy, keep their distance and are not allowed to touch prisoners (see fnp.de press article in German).

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