Oslo Prison

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Oslo Prison, entrance department A
Oslo Prison, entrance department B

Oslo Prison (Norwegian: Oslo fengsel) is the district prison of Oslo, Norway. It is the largest prison in Norway, with a capacity of around 350 detainees. The prison was called Oslo kretsfengsel until 2001. The prison has several departments. Department A is the former Botsfengselet, Grønlandsleiret 41, popularly called "Botsen". Department B is a former brewery located in Åkebergveien 11, popularly called "Bayer'n".[1] Department C, called "Stifinner'n", is located in the former prison hospital at Åkebergveien, and is designated for prisoners with drug problems.[2]

External links[edit]

Oslo Prison, homepage in English


  1. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Oslo fengsel". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Kriminalomsorgen. Oslo fengsel. Om fengselet" (in Norwegian). Kriminalomsorgen. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 

See also[edit]

Norwegian Correctional Services Botsfengselet

Coordinates: 59°54′34″N 10°46′24″E / 59.90944°N 10.77333°E / 59.90944; 10.77333