High Security in Prisons

STUV high security locks are tailored to the individual needs of all forms of correctional services. Our products are developed for professional use and are therefore robust, durable and user-friendly.

Adult Correctional Services

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What is important

In the closed prison system, the inmates' detention rooms are locked by high-security locks. In departments with an open area (residential group correctional system), inmates have more opportunities to move around outside their detention room, even if this only applies to certain times of the day.

Type: Prison character | Detention room doors and passage doors are equipped with mechanical and/or electronic high-security locks (some with inmate locking).

Wittlich Correctional Facility

With a total of 856 prison places, Wittlich Prison is the largest prison in Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany). During the almost four-year construction period, a new detention centre, a new gate, a new administration building and a 900-metre-long defence wall were built at a cost of 70 million euros. In addition, the new building has, among other things, a judge's chambers with video transmission possibilities to other courts. Wittlich accommodates men in open and closed custody from the district court districts of Koblenz and Trier.

Location Wittlich, Germany
Room / Door Passage door, Detention room door, Outer gate, Food Hatch, Airlock door, Extra-secured detention door, Main entrance door, Service door
Solutions Correctional Services
Product series HSL High security locks
Service Delivery

Landshut Prison

The foundation stone for the new prison building in Landshut (Bavaria, Germany) with 515 places and 36 places for youth detention was laid on 22 April 2002. The first two construction phases of the new prison were completed in 2007. The third construction phase was completed in March 2010 and includes an annex for remand prisoners. The new building on the outskirts of the Lower Bavarian district capital, which cost almost 73 million euros, replaces the approximately 100-year-old detention centre in the centre of Landshut.

Location Landshut, Germany
Room / Door Detention room door, Extra-secured detention door
Solutions Pre-trial Detention, Correctional Services, Juvenile Correctional System
Product series HSL High security locks
Service Delivery

Düsseldorf Prison

Düsseldorf Prison (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) is located on a 125,000 square metre site in Ratingen. The facility has an occupancy capacity of 850 inmates and is mainly equipped with solitary confinement rooms. With construction costs of around 190 million euros, the facility is the largest investment in the NRW penal system in more than 60 years. Mechanical and motorised STUV high-security locks are used in the detention houses, visitor areas, sports halls and workshops as well as in the outer fences.

Location Düsseldorf, Germany
Room / Door Passage door, Detention room door, Custody door, Outer gate, Technical room, Food Hatch, Grid/fence door, Sanitary room, Airlock door, Extra-secured detention door, Main entrance door, Service door, Sports facilities door, Administration door, Fire protection door, Smoke protection door
Solutions Correctional Services
Product series HSL High security locks
Service Installation, Delivery
Partner Sommer Fassadensysteme-Stahlbau-Sicherheitstechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Juvenile Correctional System

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Juvenile detention in Germany usually takes place in separate youth prisons. Inmates are juveniles and adolescent offenders up to the age of 24. Unlike a custodial sentence, juvenile detention places great emphasis on education and support for the inmates.

Type: Prison character | Detention room doors and passage doors are equipped with mechanical and/or electronic high-security locks.

Wuppertal-Ronsdorf Prison

After two years of construction, the Wuppertal-Ronsdorf correctional facility (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) was handed over to the justice system in June 2011. The facility has been in full operation since February 2012. The prison has 510 places in the closed prison system (310 for juvenile offenders / 200 for young prisoners on remand), which are distributed over four detention houses in two building complexes. In addition, there are gate and administration buildings, three factory buildings with 18 workshops, a kitchen building and a sports hall on the approximately 10-hectare grounds.

Location Wuppertal, Germany
Room / Door Passage door, Detention room door, Outer gate, Food Hatch, Grid/fence door, Airlock door, Extra-secured detention door, Main entrance door, Service door, Sports facilities door, Administration door, Fire protection door, Smoke protection door
Solutions Correctional Services, Juvenile Correctional System
Product series HSL High security locks
Service Installation, Customised products, Delivery

Correctional Clinics

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The task of the correctional hospitals is to ensure the health care of inmates, taking into account the justified safety expectations of the population.

Type: Prison character | Detention room doors and passage doors are equipped with mechanical and/or electronic high-security locks.

Prison Hospital Leipzig

The new prison hospital at Leipzig Prison (Saxony, Germany) replaces the existing prison hospital. The neighbouring listed buildings of the original detention hospital were built in 1913 and are limited by the structural possibilities. The new building will create a contemporary standard for the central medical care of prisoners. The capacity of the prison hospital will increase from 70 to 80 beds. Of these, 50 beds are allocated to psychiatry, 25 beds to somatics and 5 beds to a ward suitable for wheelchairs to accommodate elderly or disabled prisoners. The furnishings of the infirmaries largely correspond to those of regular detention rooms. The infirmary rooms offer more space to move the infirmary beds in and between the rooms. In addition to the infirmaries, an outpatient clinic with an X-ray room and two specially secured detention rooms for the accommodation of violent or suicidal prisoners will be built in the building. The construction costs for the new building are estimated at about 15.8 million euros.

Location Leipzig, Germany
Room / Door Passage door, Detention room door, Food Hatch, Extra-secured detention door
Solutions Correctional Clinics
Product series HSL High security locks
Service Delivery

Preventive Detention

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Preventive detention is usually carried out on the premises of general correctional institutions. As preventive detention is positively different from the penal system, independent institutions or separate departments may be established within a correctional institution. The detainees are allowed to move freely in designated areas, including the associated outdoor grounds.

Type: residential character | Detention rooms and passage doors are equipped with mechanical and/or electronic security locks.

Diez Preventive Detention Centre

The new preventive detention building was constructed on the grounds of Diez Prison (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany). The 19.5 million euro building offers space for 64 preventive detainees. In the four-storey building with a T-shaped floor plan, they have 18 square metre rooms, each with its own bathroom and a small kitchenette. The new building became necessary due to a decision by the Federal Constitutional Court in May 2011. The practice of executing preventive detention in prison buildings, which had been common in all federal states until then, was declared unconstitutional.

Location Diez, Germany
Room / Door Passage door, Outer gate
Solutions Preventive Detention
Product series HSL High security locks
Service Delivery

Pre-trial Detention

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Pre-trial detention is imposed on suspects in a criminal case by a judicial warrant. The majority of German pre-trial detention is carried out in prisons and can generally last a maximum of six months.

Type: Prison character | Detention room doors and passage doors are equipped with mechanical and/or electronic high-security locks.

Landshut Prison

The foundation stone for the new prison building in Landshut (Bavaria, Germany) with 515 places and 36 places for youth detention was laid on 22 April 2002. The first two construction phases of the new prison were completed in 2007. The third construction phase was completed in March 2010 and includes an annex for remand prisoners. The new building on the outskirts of the Lower Bavarian district capital, which cost almost 73 million euros, replaces the approximately 100-year-old detention centre in the centre of Landshut.

Location Landshut, Germany
Room / Door Detention room door, Extra-secured detention door
Solutions Pre-trial Detention, Correctional Services, Juvenile Correctional System
Product series HSL High security locks
Service Delivery

Open Correctional System

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In open custody, in contrast to general custody, reduced precautions are taken against escapes. The inmate leaves the prison in the morning and goes to his place of work. After finishing work, he immediately returns to the correctional facility and remains there until the next morning, unless he has a day out or is on leave.

Type: Prison character | Detention room doors and passage doors are equipped with mechanical and/or electronic high-security locks.

LVR Clinic for Forensic Psychiatry Essen

The Clinic for Forensic Psychiatry at LVR-Klinikum Essen (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) has a total of 54 places. The facility is used for temporary placement in accordance with Section 126a of the Code of Criminal Procedure. Accordingly, patients are accommodated here if there are urgent reasons to believe that they have committed an unlawful act in a state of incapacity. Thus, the accommodation corresponds to a type of "pre-trial detention". The patients remain in the facility until their main hearing, after which they may be transferred to a psychiatric hospital.

Location Essen, Germany
Room / Door Detention room door, Food Hatch
Solutions Forensische Psychiatrie EN
Product series HSL High security locks
Service Customised products, Delivery