Romerike prison

Romerike prison, consists of the subdivisions Ullersmo, Kroksrud and Ungdomsenhet øst.

Ullersmo department, is located at Kløfta, in Ullensaker municipality and is a prison unit with a high level of security. The target group for the prison is male prisoners with long sentences for serious crime, remand prisoners and foreign prisoners. The capacity of the prison is 238 places. The prison has a special focus on prison education, including in the form of vocational training within in-demand vocational subjects.

Kroksrud department, is located in Godtland, in Ullensaker municipality, and is a prison unit with a low security level. The target group for the prison is male prisoners at the end of the sentence. The capacity of the prison is 62 places. The prison has a special focus on prison education, free time, a dog group and an outdoor group.

Youth unit east, is located on Dønnumskia, in Eidsvoll municipality, and is 1 of 2 prisons for minor inmates. The target group for the prison is minor inmates, from 15 to 18 years. The capacity of the prison is 4 places. The prisoners receive individually adapted content in their imprisonment process.

Ila prison is currently temporarily placed at the Ullersmo department as they refurbish their own premises. Read more about this in the article below.

 

Contact:

  • Telephone Switchboard (Open all days, closed between 1115-1200 weekdays): 63927300
  • General inquiries, e-mail: postmottak-8215@kriminalomsorg.no
  • Inquiries regarding visits, booking visits, e-mail: 8215.besok@kriminalomsorg.no

 

Info about Christmas:

Gifts to inmates at Romerike prison should be sent in by post as soon as possible, preferably by week 49. It is encouraged to use either gift bags or gift boxes.

 

Christmas visiting hours:

  • Ullersmo department - The visitors department holds closed 24 December and 25 December, as well as 31 December and 1 January
  • Kroksrud department - Visiting hours as normal.
  • Youth unit east - Visiting hours as normal.

 

Food truck project - First step Foods

Romerike prison, department Kroksrud has in collaboration with Jessheim upper secondary school established a new project with a food truck that will be on the road for the sale of food outside the prison in connection with events, festivals, events, etc.

First Step Foods is registered as a regular company and shall be operated by inmates on commercial terms, in the same way as other companies outside the prison. This provides training for inmates in ordinary business operations, and will be useful after the execution of the sentence and in the return to society in general.

The overall goal of First Step Foods is that it should be a learning platform for inmates, and provide a realistic training in running an ordinary business with the challenges it can provide.

At all stages of the process, the inmates shall be responsible for choosing menus, purchasing raw materials, preparing the food and selling from the car. The inmates must also calculate sales prices, as well as keep ordinary accounts, operate the car, etc. The goal is for the business to be self-sustaining and any profits to go to the inmates at Kroksrud department in the form of social measures.

We want to use local suppliers of raw materials, a sustainable profile and reduced environmental footprint!

We encourage inmates from all prisons to apply for participation in the project. For info send an email to kontakt@firststepfoods.no
Application for transfer to Romerike prison, Kroksrud ward is made through service.

Temporary transfer of remand prisoners from Ila to Ullersmo

28.5.2021 11:30:45 CEST | Directorate of Correctional Services (KDI)

Ila prison and detention center in Bærum will undergo a technical rehabilitation. The prison's building stock will then be closed, and all detainees in the prison will be temporarily moved to Romerike prison Ullersmo ward at Kløfta.

Here to Romerike prison Ullersmo ward at Kløfta, the detainees sentenced to detention at Ila will be moved while the prison is rehabilitated.
Other inmates who carry out custody or punishment in prison will be transferred to other units. The relocation of the detainees is planned for the beginning of June.
The rehabilitation of Ila is estimated to take between 18 and 24 months. Ole Jonny Rydland is prison manager for Romerike prison and will also be prison manager for Ila during the rehabilitation period.

Own departments

The detainees will be placed in their own premises and areas (detention wards) in Ullersmo which are managed by Ila. Ila will continue to be responsible for and follow up the detainees. This applies, for example, to daily follow-up, case processing, preparation of risk assessments and preparation of cases concerning release from probation from detention and extension of the time frame for detention.
The detainees will thus also in the period Ila is located in Ullersmo's premises receive the special facilitation and follow-up that the Regulations on the implementation of the special reaction detention (the custody regulations) require. The move is intended only to entail a geographical change in the location of the detainees.

Judicial proceedings

The temporary transfer of remand prisoners will have an impact on the courts' handling of cases concerning parole from detention and extension of the time frame for detention. Today, these are treated by Asker and Bærum District Court as the right venue. The Prison and Probation Service region east has been in dialogue with the Office of the Attorney General about the case, and their assessment is that the prosecuting authority as a main rule in the relevant period will promote the petitions for Romerike and Glåmdal District Court, with courts Eidsvoll, Lillestrøm and Kongsvinger.
In order to free up places in Ullersmo, more inmates who are currently placed in the Ullersmo ward will be transferred to other units. Beyond this, the relocation of the detainees to Ullersmo will not entail changes for prisoners who are currently located in Ullersmo.

Visit

Both the detainees and other inmates at Ullersmo can receive visits to Romerike prison Ullersmo ward at the address Ullersmovegen 5, 2040 Kløfta. The move does not mean that it is necessary to reapply for a visit permit for already granted visits to Ila. For more information and eg booking a visit, we refer to our websites www.romerikefengsel.no and www.ilafengsel.no

Contact person

Prison manager Ole Jonny Rydland, tel. 976 22 819,
e-mail ole.jonny.rydland@kriminalomsorg.no

 

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