Oslo Prison

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

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

Norwegian Correctional Services Botsfengselet

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

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