Office for the Execution of Penal Sentences and Justice

Amt für Justizvollzug: Empfang an der Feldstrasse

What we do

The Office for the Execution of Penal Sentences and Justice (OEPSJ) belongs to the Department of Justice and Home Affairs (DJHA) of the Canton of Zurich and employs some 850 staff. We execute prison sentences ordered by court, measures under criminal law and we also do legal social work. We are also responsible for remand in custody pending trial and preventive detention to guarantee the current prosecution.

Our employees exercise some 40 different professions and support the re-integration of several thousand delinquents, thus making an important contribution to the security of our population.

To safeguard decisions and procedures with regard to immigration policing, we are responsible for the field of delinquents, but also for the detention under the law of foreign nationals.