In the past two weeks, 194 inmates have been released ahead of time to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection in the prisons.
28 inmates continue to share rooms, according to figures from Friday 27 March. However, this is a sharp decline from a week earlier when 147 inmates shared rooms.
The Directorate of Norwegian Correctional Service has decided that so-called advanced release should be used to reduce the number of prison inmates.
This means that inmates are released earlier than usual, if it is considered safe to do so.
The summons and reception of prisoners to prisons with low security levels have also been stopped.
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