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A secure walkway for inmates

After seven months of renovation, the hospital cell unit (UCH) has been re-opened. This secure medical facility hosts inmate-patients incarcerated in prisons in western Switzerland and Ticino. It enables the hospitalisation of people with pathologies related to internal medicine, other medical specialties and those in need of surgery.

The work carried out includes the creation of a secure exterior walkway, in response to demands from organizations monitoring detention conditions. As part of its medical work, the UCH applies the recommendations of the Council of Europe and guarantees equivalent care in prison to that provided to the general public.

Last update : 21/03/2017