You may find an interesting video on the official website of the Hungarian Prison Service showing what a Hungarian jail looks like. The guide is a female guard.
According to her, the yellow line shows which side the convicts should move inside the building. The striped part of the corridor is where they have to wait until they can get out to the yard, where inmates can spend some time in the fresh air.
Officers have keys only for those doors they need to use. Increasing rank means your key may open more doors inside. However, the so-called “king key” can open all doors.
In each prison building, there are recreation rooms for the convicts where they can play darts, football, read or talk with each other.
Here are some additional photos and a video:
International Ombudsman Institute chief visits Hungarian prison in Veszprém
Chris Field, president of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI), has paid visits to Hungary’s prison service directorate BVOP and the prison of Veszprém in the company of Ákos Kozma, commissioner for fundamental rights.
Major General János Schmehl, BVOP’s deputy chief in charge of security and detention, briefed Field on the basic tasks of the prison service and major development projects of the past few years, BVOP said in a statement.
In Veszprém, a city in western Hungary, the IOI president was briefed on prison conditions, security measures, and efforts to reintegrate the inmates. Both sides qualified the meeting as useful. BVOP said the IOI delegation praised the professional work of the prison staff, the excellent accommodation of inmates, the security system, and the treatment of prisoners.
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Source: MTI, Youtube
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