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Old 05.01.2020, 21:37
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How to find a friend in Swiss Prison

Title sums it all up really. A friend of mine how gone awol and there’s not a lot of other options it could be; except the worst possibilities.
So my question is, is it possible to inquire if they’re holding a prisoner by a certain name or what’s possible? Cheers.
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Re: How to find a friend in Swiss Prison

I read in this Beobachter thread https://www.beobachter.ch/foren/ques...10&sort=oldest the obvious about data protection, so that a prison is not allowed to give any information to a member of the public, about who is currently there. However, one user posted this tip:

kenne mich im Gefängniswesen ein wenig aus. Darum:
Die Anstalt darf Dir keine Auskunft geben, wer dort ist (Datenschutz). Darum eine nicht ganz saubere Möglichkeit: einfach anrufen und sagen, dass Du XY besuchen möchtest und wie Du vorgehen musst. Wenn Sie nicht dort ist, wird man es Dir sagen und wenn Sie dort ist, wird man dir sagen, wie du vorgehen musst. Normalerweise muss man den Namen angeben und wann man besuchen will.


I know a little something about the prison system. That's why:
The prison can't tell you who's there (privacy policy). Therefore a not quite clean possibility: just call and say that you want to visit XY and how to proceed. If she is not there, they will tell you and if she is there, they will tell you how to proceed. Usually you have to give your name and when you want to visit.


The same procedure might work in hospitals and psychiatric clinics. That would mean a lot of phoning around. Perhaps it would also work with letters, if you just sent a short letter, in an envelope, to your friend, c/o each prison. Quite a lot of letters, too, though.
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Old 05.01.2020, 22:44
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Re: How to find a friend in Swiss Prison

Break a window or some other minor crime?
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Old 05.01.2020, 23:06
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Re: How to find a friend in Swiss Prison

Contact (not in particular order): Local police, INTERPOL, FBI, CIA, MI6, MOSSAD ... one of them should be able to help.
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Re: How to find a friend in Swiss Prison

Write a letter and pay a lawyer to find the guy and handover the letter to your friend. They are not allowed to tell you where the guy resides, but they are in the position to use state systems to find somebody and to handover the letter.
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Re: How to find a friend in Swiss Prison

Is it an EF mod?
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