Österåker Prison

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Österåker Prison
Österåker Prison is located in Sweden
Österåker Prison
Location in Sweden
Location Österåker Municipality, Sweden
Coordinates 59°31′20″N 18°17′20″E / 59.52222°N 18.28889°E / 59.52222; 18.28889Coordinates: 59°31′20″N 18°17′20″E / 59.52222°N 18.28889°E / 59.52222; 18.28889
Status Operational
Security class Class 2
Capacity 93
Opened 1969
Managed by Swedish Prison and Probation Service, Stockholm Region
Director Gunilla Ternert

The Österåker Prison (Swedish: Anstalten Österåker, commonly known as Österåkersanstalten) is a prison located in Österåker Municipality, thirty kilometers north of Stockholm, Sweden. It is a Class C-security prison with a capacity for 146 inmates. The facility also contains a remand prison with the capacity for 80 inmates.

The Österåker Prison was built in 1969 as a replacement for the Långholmen Prison in Stockholm. Since 1976 the prison is concentrated on inmates with different types of abuse problems.

Notable inmates[edit]


  • American country singer Johnny Cash performed at the prison on October 3, 1972. The live album På Österåker ("At Österåker"), recorded out of this concert, was released in 1973. Between the songs Cash can be heard speaking Swedish, which is met with roaring approval from the inmates.

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