3. Life in prison
When the prisoner is taken into custody, a comprehensive medical examination of the prisoner is carried out and the personality and living conditions of the prisoner are investigated. The treatment in prison is coordinated with the prisoner and recorded in the prison plan.
However, the initial examination in custody is limited to a medical examination. Pre-trial detention is not permanent and is not designed to rehabilitate the prisoner, which is why it is not necessary to draw up an enforcement plan.
Life in prison is similar in some areas: Health care and the practice of religion must be made possible for all prisoners, as must intercourse with relatives.
Prison leave is not possible for remand prisoners. The prisoner on remand normally wears his own clothes and can use his own bed linen; the convicted prisoner, on the other hand, has to wear institutional clothing in most federal states.
All prisoners are allowed to receive radio and television in their free time. On weekdays, prisoners are generally obliged to work if this is not contrary to the prisoner’s abilities and physical condition. Young prisoners in remand can also be called upon to work at the prison for educational reasons up to the age of 21. Other detainees, however, are not obliged to work, but can voluntarily take up work in the correctional facility upon application.