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Number Of Visits Allowed Per Month

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Location: Europe

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Number of Visits Allowed per Month:

Country Visits Allowed
Belgium 4
Croatia 6
Czech Republic 2
Denmark 8
Finland 4
France 8
Germany 1
Greece 4
Ireland 4
Italy 4
Luxembourg 7
Netherlands 1
Norway 4
Romania 4
Slovenia 12
Spain 5
Sweden
Switzerland
England/Wales 2
Northern Ireland 4
Scotland 4

Belgium: Detainees on remand have no visiting rights for the first 3 to 5 days after arrest (“secreet”) -then depending on prison facilities, usually 2x per month in the first month (behind glass); after that 2 to 3 x per week. Children’s visits usually only 1x per month, by prior request. Source: Information Pack for British Prisoners in Belgium. (n.d.). accessed 13 October 2016

Croatia: Allowed one visit per week plus visits on the first and third Sunday of each month . Source: Information Pack for British Prisoners in Croatia. (n.d.). Retrieved 13 October 2016

Czech Republic: Visits allowed by a maximum of 4 people 2 times a month. Source: Information Pack for British Prisoners in the Czech Republic. (n.d.). Retrieved 13 October 2016

Denmark: 2 hours twice per week. Source: Country Report Denmark, QCEA.  accessed 13 October 2016

Finland: Family visits are allowed once per year. Source: Information Pack for British Prisoners in Finland. (n.d.). accessed 13 October 2016

France: 1 to 2 visits per week after sentencing, 2 visits per week during remand. Source: Information Pack for British Prisoners in France. (n.d.). accessed 13 October 2016

Germany: Source: Information Pack for British Prisoners in Germany. (n.d.). accessed 13 October 2016

Greece: Once social visit per week after sentencing, 2 per week during remand Source: Prison Conditions in Greece, European Prison Observatory: Detention Conditions in the European Union. accessed 13 October 2016

Ireland: Up to 3 adults are allowed during a single visit and there is no maximum number of children allowed as long as safety is not a concern Source: Information Pack for British Prisoners in Ireland. (n.d.). accessed 13 October 2016

Italy: 2 bonus visits are given each month to prisoners who have no negative reports in the preceding month Source: Information Pack for British Prisoners in Italy. (n.d.). accessed 13 October 2016

Luxembourg: Prisoners are allowed 7 hours of visits per month. The seventh hour must be during a morning. Minors who are incarcerated have unlimited visits Source: Information Pack for British Prisoners in Luxembourg. (n.d.). accessed 13 October 2016 Netherlands: 1 visit per week. Source: Information Pack for British Prisoners in Netherlands. (n.d.). accessed 13 October 2016

Norway: Prisoners are entitled to a private visit from a partner or friend for two hours, twice a week. Source: Atkinson, Loraine (May 6, 2014). “Sex in Prison”. Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, accessed 14 October 2016

Romania: One visit per week. Source: Information Pack for British Prisoners in Romania. (n.d.), accessed 13 October 2016

Slovenia: Up to 3 visits allowed per week, 2 per week for remand prisoners. Source: Information Pack for British Prisoners in Slovenia. (n.d.). accessed 13 October 2016

Spain: One visit per week behind glass and one conjugal family visit per month. Source: Information Pack for British Prisoners in Spain. (n.d.). accessed 13 October 2016

Sweden: Determined by individual evaluation. Source: Information Pack for British Prisoners in Sweden. (n.d.), accessed 13 October 2016

Switzerland: Determined by each prison. Source: Information Pack for British Prisoners in Switzerland and Lichtenstein. (n.d.), accessed 13 October 2016

England/Wales: Convicted prisoners receive 2 visits per month, remand prisoners receive 3 visits per week. Source: In Brief, Prison Visits, accessed 14 October 2016

Northern Ireland: Legally entitled to 1 visit per week but the DOJ may as a privilege all additional visits to any class of prisoners. The exact number varies for each prison. Source: Northern Ireland Prison Service, Prison Rules, accessed 14 October 2016

Scotland: Can depend on prison. Remand prisoners have the right to have up to 6 visits per week. Source: Families Outside: Visiting Someone in a Scottish Prison, accessed 14 October 2016