” Österåker is both a detention center and an ordinary man’s institution, and any experienced convict will tell you that the atmosphere in a detention center is far more tensed and electrified than in the “real” prisons. Reasons is more than obvious.
People in detention center spend time expecting a sentence and this uncertainty is nerve-wracking and affects all the atmosphere.
There are often quarrels, panic attacks, fights and discussions that flare up out of nowhere and quickly quench. This is why the guards are always on alert because you never know when a spark will lid a fire that might expand on the detention center and make a bunch of problems.

When trials end and the verdict is final, those who are verdict guilty by the state will be sent to real prisons to serve their time, but this time without devastating sense of nerve-wrecking uncertainty, because any sentence, no matter how long, has its end.

All they have left is to count days and try to somehow fill the time by working or studying until they are free again. …”
To be continued…

 

Prison cell in Österåker in which, by the force of injustice, Lidija stayed

 

Österåker