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Re: Swiss Prisons

We know a Lady who has a Husband in Prison, when she writes him letters the Prison Guards edit them.They cut our words and sentences that they don't approve of. Does that sound familiar? Perhaps they also work as Moderators for a Forum
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Old 26.03.2011, 21:31
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Re: Swiss Prisons

There is one in Dietikon and I have been right outside it many times. It is just at the train station and one would never know it's a prison except it has high windows and barred windows. It's also called Gefängnis Limmatal, but it looks nothing like a prison I passed when in St. Petersbugh so I really didn't notice. Bet they pay Cablecom bills too. Maybe that's who Judge Judy etc is for in the afternoons... always wondered who actually watches that stuff.
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I just got out of the Swiss prison Reutlingen after doing 10 years of hard time. My offence: Flushing the toilet after 10 PM without a "Bewilligung". I learned my lesson and now am a reformed man.
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Re: Swiss Prisons

A tip for a good prison:
http://www.zug.ch/behoerden/weitere-...stalt-bostadel
Now I have been there personally, I can really recommend it. I never actually got to stay though, as I only visited the wood working section who specialise in "flechten" = cane braiding, I have no idea what the translation is . Anyway, I brought a chair there to be repaired and my chair is absolutely fantastic now. Only cost CHF 140,-- and looks like it is the original.

It's good to see that the bad boys are working for their Full board accommodation, cablecom TV and internet....
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I just got out of the Swiss prison Reutlingen after doing 10 years of hard time. My offence: Flushing the toilet after 10 PM without a "Bewilligung". I learned my lesson and now am a reformed man.
Your lawyer must have been really bad, cause one does NOT do prison time for that, just like showering after 10pm. Next time you get arrested for that, you should not call a lawyer, but call the Mietverband.. better under the circumstances
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Your lawyer must have been really bad, cause one does NOT do prison time for that, just like showering after 10pm. Next time you get arrested for that, you should not call a lawyer, but call the Mietverband.. better under the circumstances
I agree. A normal sentence for flushing a toilet after 10 p.m. would be something like two months (except Sundays) of daily hanging ten pairs of long-johns of exactly the same color and size on a clothesline with exactly the same distance between each of them, ramdomly checked by a law enforcement officer using a digital caliper rule; in certain cantons they use laser equipment coupled with differential GPS, though.
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I agree. A normal sentence for flushing a toilet after 10 p.m. would be something like two months (except Sundays) of daily hanging ten pairs of long-johns of exactly the same color and size on a clothesline with exactly the same distance between each of them, ramdomly checked by a law enforcement officer using a digital caliper rule; in certain cantons they use laser equipment coupled with differential GPS, though.
right except with me I already had other major offences on track record like : putting a white glass into brown glass recycling ( I got probation) and not switching my engine off on my car whilst halting at a stop sign ( I think that was last straw). I was lucky the Strafgericht wanted to give me 20 years but my lawyer reduced it down to 10 because I could prove that I had the lid down on the toilet when I flushed thus minimizing the noise.
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Where are they? What are they like? Do they even exist given the low crime rate (except crimes committed by foreigners of course). I have no intention of spending any time in one but do they conform to the generally high standards of cleanliness and upkeep that characterises much of Swiss life? Or are they akin to the Hanoi Hilton, hence the low crime rate? We should be told.
Ever been on Badenerstrasse either to the Cèdre du Liban or to the Bezirksgericht ? There right behind the "Gerichtsgebäude" is the Zurich Prison. Ever been to the Mövenpick Hotel in Regensdorf ? Not far from that place is the Regensdorf Prison. And if you get along the airport from Glattbrugg towards Rümlang, you will ,before reaching the airport-administration building, see a big building to your right, and that is the "Flughafen-Gefängnis". There are lots of prisons

But why should you be told ????
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Well, apparently they are painted pink to keep the prisoners calm.

There is one in Regensdorf and one in Biberbrugg e.g. The one in Biberbrugg is extreemly discrete. If you don't know it's a prison, you'd never guess.
The airport prison is not very discreet





neither is Pöschwies Regensdorf














and here the prison of Schaffhausen






But neighbouring counties sport really large thing like this one





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right except with me I already had other major offences on track record like : putting a white glass into brown glass recycling ( I got probation) and not switching my engine off on my car whilst halting at a stop sign ( I think that was last straw). I was lucky the Strafgericht wanted to give me 20 years but my lawyer reduced it down to 10 because I could prove that I had the lid down on the toilet when I flushed thus minimizing the noise.
Come on Cbass, I suspected you were trying to pull our legs. The stop sign thing is a dead giveaway. Switching the engine off does not apply to stop signs, only to traffic lights, and even there it is not even mandatory, it's only a recommendation.

If caught red-handed with your engine on, your name might be published in the local Carneval Magazine, unless you promise to mow the lawn of the editor all summer (using a watch-maker's magnifying glass and nail clippers, of course). But you won't get a ticket, let alone anything more serious. I know it. Been there, done that, including the nail clippers. It's serious enough.

Thanks for the hint concerning the toilet lid. I even have a pillow in my bathroom for additional muffling. I never use it, but it might be used as mitigating circumstances before a judge.
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Re: Swiss Prisons

The one in Lenzburg is a little less discreet

http://maps.google.ch/maps?hl=en&ie=...01348&t=h&z=20

I read that up till the 60s the clock tower in Baden was used as the local slammer.

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The one in Lenzburg is a little less discreet

http://maps.google.ch/maps?hl=en&ie=...01348&t=h&z=20
There's a good reason to behave and keep out of prison. That football pitch is only about 30m long - it's almost square.
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Where are they? What are they like?
Some are around here too in my corner of the world but those which impress me most are those prisons,
they don't really call it a prison though, for young adults like the one up in Diesse or the one near Erlach,
where my dad spent some years too as a young lad.
I must add though that those few years he spent there have been extremely useful to him in later years!!!
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