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ACT CONCERNING THE EXECUTION OF PRISON SENTENCES AND MEASURES OF REHABILITATION AND PREVENTION INVOLVING DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY
(Prison Act)

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Stand: Die Übersetzung berücksichtigt die Änderung(en) des Gesetzes durch Artikel 7 des Gesetzes vom 25.04.2013 (BGBl. I S. 935)
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PART ONE
Application
Section 1
PART TWO
Execution of Prison Sentences
FIRST TITLE
Principles
Section 2 Objectives of Execution
Section 3 Prison Regime
Section 4 Prisoner's Status
SECOND TITLE
Programming of Treatment
Section 5Procedure of Admission
Section 6Treatment Examination. Prisoner's Participation
Section 7Treatment Programme
Section 8Transfer. Temporary Transfer
Section 9Transfer to a Socio-Therapeutic Institution
Section 10Open and Closed Institutions
Section 11Relaxation of Conditions of Imprisonment
Section 12Short Leave under Escort for Special Reasons
Section 13Leave from Custody
Section 14Instructions, Cancellation of Relaxation and Leave
Section 15Preparations for Release
Section 16Date and Time of Release
THIRD TITLE
Prisoners' Accommodation and Food
Section 17Accommodation during Work and Leisure Time
Section 18Accommodation at Night
Section 19Furnishing of Cell by the Prisoner and his Personal Effects
Section 20Clothing
Section 21Food in the Institution
Section 22Purchases
FOURTH TITLE
Visits, Correspondence, as well as Leave, Short Leave and Short Leave under Escort on Specific Occasions
Section 23Principle
Section 24Right to Have Visitors
Section 25Prohibition of Visits
Section 26Visits from Defence Counsel, Attorneys and Notaries
Section 27Supervision of Visits
Section 28Right of Correspondence
Section 29Monitoring of Correspondence
Section 30Forwarding and Custody of Letters
Section 31Interception of Letters
Section 32Telephone Calls and Telegrams
Section 33Parcels
Section 34(repealed)
Section 35Leave, Short Leave and Short Leave under Escort for Important Reasons
Section 36Court Hearings
FIFTH TITLE
Work, Basic Training and Further Training
Section 37Assignment
Section 38Classes
Section 39Free Employment, Self-Occupation
Section 40Final Certificate
Section 41Duty to Work
Section 42Exemption from Duty to Work
Section 43Remuneration for Work, Leave and Taking into Account of the Exemption for the Time of Release
Section 44Trainee's Grant
Section 45Compensation for Loss of Earnings
Section 46Pocket Money
Section 47House Money
Section 48Legal ordinance
Section 49Maintenance
(yet to come into effect)
Section 50Contribution to Detention Costs
Section 51ide-over Money
Section 52Prisoner's Own Money
SIXTH TITLE
Exercise of Religion
Section 53Spiritual Welfare
Section 54Religious Activities
Section 55Ideological Communities
SEVENTH TITLE
Medical Services
Section 56General Rules
Section 57Health Examinations, Preventive Medical Services
Section 58Therapeutic Treatment
Section 59Supply of Medical Aids
Section 60Therapeutic Treatment while on Leave
Section 61Type and Extent of Benefits
Section 62Contribution to the Costs of Dentures and Dental Crowns
Section 62aSuspension of Claims
Section 63 Medical Treatment for Social Integration
Section 64Outdoor Exercise
Section 65Removal
Section 66Notification of Illness or Death
EIGHTH TITLE
Leisure Activities
Section 67General
Section 68Newspapers and Periodicals
Section 69Radio and Television
Section 70Possession of Articles for Recreational Purposes
NINTH TITLE
Social Assistance
Section 71Principle
Section 72Assistance on Admission to the Institution
Section 73Assistance During Imprisonment
Section 74Pre-Release Assistance
Section 75Release Grant
TENTH TITLE
Special Provisions for Woman Prisoners
Section 76Benefits in the Event of Pregnancy and Maternity
Section 77Drugs, Medicines and Dressing Material
Section 78Type, Extent and Suspension of Benefits in the Event of Pregnancy and Maternity
Section 79Notification of Birth
Section 80Mothers with Children
ELEVENTH TITLE
Security and Order
Section 81Principle
Section 82Conduct
Section 83Personal Possession. Prisoner's Own Money
Section 84Search
Section 85Safe Custody
Section 86Identification Measures
Section 86aPhotographs
Section 87Right to Apprehend
Section 88Special Precautions
Section 89Solitary Confinement
Section 90Shackles
Section 91Orders for Special Precautions
Section 92Supervision by Medical Officer
Section 93Compensation for Expenditure
TWELFTH TITLE
Direct Coercion
Section 94General Conditions
Section 95Definitions
Section 96Principle of Proportionality
Section 97Acting upon Orders
Section 98Warning
Section 99General Provisions for the Use of Firearms
Section 100Special Provisions for the Use of Firearms
Section 101Coercive Measures in the Field of Medical Care
THIRTENNTH TITLE
Disciplinary Action
Section 102Conditions
Section 103Types of Disciplinary Action
Section 104Execution of Disciplinary Action Suspension on Probation
Section 105Disciplinary Powers
Section 106Procedure
Section 107Medical Officer's Participation
FOURTEENTH TITLE
Legal Remedies
Section 108Right to Complain
Section 109Application for a Court Ruling
Section 110Competence
Section 111Parties to Proceedings
Section 112Time Limit for Filing an Application. Restoration to the Status Quo Ante
Section 113Application for Carrying Out a Measure
Section 114Suspension of a Measure
Section 115Court Ruling
Section 116Appeal
Section 117Competence for the Appeal
Section 118Form. Time Limit. Reasons
Section 119Decision on Appeal
Section 119aAccompanying judicial review of execution of prison sentence where preventive detention has been ordered or reserved
Section 120Mutatis mutandis Application of Other Provisions
Section 121Costs of Proceedings
FIFTEENTH TITLE
Execution of Sentence and Remand detention
Section 122(repealed)
SIXTEENTH TITLE
Socio-Therapeutic Institutions
Section 123Socio-Therapeutic Institutions and Units
Section 124Leave in Preparation for Release
Section 125Admission on a Voluntary Basis
Section 126After-care
PART THREE
Special Provisions on the Execution of Measures of Rehabilitation and
Prevention Involving Deprivation of Liberty
FIRST TITLE
Preventive Detention
Section 129Objective of Detention
Section 130Application of Other Provisions
Section 131Equipment
Section 132Clothing
Section 133Self-occupation. Pocket Money
Section 134Preparations for Release
Section 135Preventive Detention in Penal Institutions for Women
SECOND TITLE
Detention in a Psychiatric Hospital and in a Detoxification Centre for Alcoholics or Drug Addicts
Section 136Detention in a Psychiatric Hospital
Section 137Detention in a Detoxification Centre for Alcoholics or Drug Addicts
Section 138Application of Other Provisions
PART FOUR
PRISON AUTHORITIES
FIRST TITLE
Types and Equipment of Penal Institutions
Section 139Penal Institutions
Section 140Separate Execution
Section 141Differentiation
Section 142Facilities for Mothers with Children
Section 143Size and Structure of Institutions
Section 144Size and Lay-out of Rooms
Section 145Determination of Capacity
Section 146Prohibition of Overcrowding
Section 147Facilities for Release
Section 148Procurement of Work. Facilities for Vocational Training
Section 149Workshops, Facilities for Vocational Training
Section 150Penal Communities
SECOND TITLE
Supervision of Penal Institutions
Section 151Supervisory Authorities
Section 152Scheme of Execution
Section 153Competence for Transfers
THIRD TITLE
Internal Structure of Penal Institutions
Section 154Co-operation
Section 155Institutional Staff
Section 156Head of the Institution
Section 157Religious Welfare
Section 158Medical Care
Section 159Conferences
Section 160Prisoners' Co-Responsibility
Section 161Institution Rules
FOURTH TITLE
Advisory Councils
Section 162Establishment of Advisory Councils
Section 163Functions of Advisory Councils
Section 164Powers
Section 165Obligation to Observe Secrecy
FIFTH TITLE
Criminological Research in Prison
Section 166
PART FIVE
Execution of further measures entailing deprivation of liberty in penal institutions, data protection, social welfare and unemployment insurance, final provisions
FIRST TITLE
Execution of Military Disciplinary Confinement in Civil Penal Institutions
Section 167Principle
Section 168Accommodation, Visits and Correspondence
Section 169Clothing, Underclothing and Bedding
Section 170Purchases
SECOND TITLE
Execution of Confinement for Contempt of Court, Preventive Detention, Coercive Detention and Coercive Imprisonment
Section 171Principle
Section 172Accommodation
Section 173Clothing, Underclothing and Bedding
Section 174Purchases
Section 175Work
THIRD TITLE
Remuneration for Work in Juvenile Penal Institutions and for Prisoners on Remand
Section 176Juvenile Penal Institutions
Section 177Remand Detention
FOURTH TITLE
Direct Coercion in Penal Institutions
Section 178
FIFTH TITLE
Data Protection
Section 179Collection of Data
Section 180Processing and Use
Section 181Earmarking
Section 182Protection of Special Data
Section 183Protection of the Data in Paper Files and Computer Files
Section 184Correction, Erasure and Barring
Section 185Information to the Person Concerned, Inspection of Files
Section 186Information and Inspection of Files for Research Purposes
Section 187Application of the Federal Data Protection Act
SIXTH TITLE
Adjustment of Federal Law
Section 188(repealed)
Section 189Ordinance on Costs Incurred by the Judicial Administration
SEVENTHTH TITLE
Social and Unemployment Insurance
Section 190Reich Insurance Code
Section 191Salaried Employees' Pension Insurance Act
Section 192Miners' Pension Insurance Act
Section 193Farmers' Health Insurance Act
Section 194(repealed)
Section 195Deduction of Contribution Shares
EIGTH TITLE
Restriction of Basic Rights. Effective Date
Section 196Restriction of Basic Rights
Section 197(repealed)
Section 198Effective Date
Section 199Transitional Versions
Section 200Amount of Remuneration for Work
Section 201Transitional Provisions for Existing Institutions
Section 202Imprisonment and Youth Custody in the German Democratic Republic