Sarnen, Canton Obwalden

Sarnen Prison (Gefängnis Sarnen)

Status

Last documented use

2015

Type: Criminal (Police station)

Authority: Government-local

Detains: Undocumented migrants

Capacity

2

2011

Reported Population

Not available

Inadequate Conditions

Not available

Switzerland

3,284

Immigration detainees

2,155

Detained asylum seekers

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information
Sarnen Police Foribach Postfach 1561 6061 Sarnen Email: strafvollzug@ow.ch
Center status

Status Last documented use

2015

Status In use

2011
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Criminal

Type Police station

2011
National typology

Name Gefängnis

2020
Operating period

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Canton d'Obwald

Type Government-local

2015
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2011
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Medium-term (4-20 days)

2011
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 2

2011
Outsourced services and non-state actors
Armed guards
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Gender segregation
Legal segregation
Family segregation
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BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

Custodial authority

Agency Migration Office

Ministry Migration Department, Canton Obwalden

Ministry Typology

2011
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