The Institution of Herstedvester, known in English as Herstedvester Prison, is a prison in Herstedvester, Denmark, for treatment by the Danish Prison and Probation Service. It houses convicted felons and in some cases also people with custody rulings in need of psychiatric assistance and observation.
|Location||Herstedvester, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark.|
|Managed by||The Danish Prison and Probation Service|
Herstedvester was built in 1935 for the detention and imprisonment of psychopaths. Upon establishment, they were the first European prison to use a treatment method known as democratic therapeutic community. The institution has 138 closed seats, while the open space has 15 seats.
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- (in Danish) Institution of Herstedvester