Leave of absence

Ordinary leave

Pursuant to section 33 of the Execution of Sentences Act, the prison has the opportunity to grant, among other things: a. ordinary leave. Granting of ordinary leave can only take place when 1/3 of the sentence has been completed. Any period of custody is taken into account, if the prisoner is transferred directly from custody to the execution of the sentence.

Ordinary leave can generally be taken at 8-week intervals. In the prison ward with a lower security level, the inmate can take ordinary leave approx. every 4 weeks.

In general, you can complete 18 ordinary leave days per. year. The prison has the opportunity to grant extended leave from 18 to up to 30 days of leave per. years, if there is a special, documented basis

Any travel time is not included in the leave period, and is in addition to the granted leave quota. The institution can, upon application, cover the travel expenses for up to 4 leave trips per. year, generally one leave trip per. quarter. The prisoner must cover other leave trips himself.

Welfare leave

Welfare leave can be granted at any time during the execution of the sentence until the ordinary leave period has been reached. After this time, only ordinary leave is used. Such leave can be granted when special situations arise in close family, such as births, baptisms, serious illness, funerals and more. The basis for the application must be documented in writing.

Short-term leave

Inmates in Romerike prison can be granted a shorter social leave of a few hours' duration when the conditions for ordinary leave are present and there are special reasons. Ordinary leave must presumably have been carried out without violations or negative remarks. In general, practical purposes and needs outside the prison should be taken care of when using and arranging ordinary leave.


For all leave of absence, it applies on a general basis that the leave is presumably justifiable in terms of security, where the leave of absence appears to be appropriate in relation to the purpose of the punishment and where leave is assumed to be in accordance with the general sense of justice. The assessment is made after a specific individual assessment.

As a general rule, leave abroad is not granted.