What does imprisonment mean

Definition of deprivation of liberty exists according to ยง 2 of the law on judicial procedures in the event of deprivation of liberty (FEVG) if a person is in a locked custody, a locked care institution, a locked hospital, against their will or in a state of lack of will Correctional facility (penitentiary system) or is housed in a detention room.

According to Article 104 of the Basic Law (GG), deprivation of liberty may only be carried out if a statutory provision expressly allows it; a procedure must be applied that is also stipulated by law. Any other form of deprivation of liberty is deprivation of liberty in the criminal sense. According to Section 239 of the Criminal Code (StGB), anyone who intentionally and illegally prevents a person from leaving his place of residence at will, by imprisonment or in any other way, is deprived of liberty.

Reasons for the deprivation of liberty result from provisions in the Aliens Act (AuslG), the Federal Disease Act (BSeuchG) or the German Civil Code (BGB). According to the accommodation laws of the federal states, it is possible for mentally ill people to be deprived of their liberty if they impair public safety and order or endanger themselves.

Forms of social work associated with deprivation of liberty are referred to as closed housing. Essential aspects are the constant monitoring of the stay, the control of contacts with other people and the restriction of the stay to a certain spatial area (institution). Social workers and social pedagogues organize closed accommodation for various client groups, for example as heads of homes (facilities), or advise and care for people who have been housed closed, for example in the social services of the judiciary or in work with mentally or addictive people.