Education in prisons

Vaksen elev. Retten til opplæring og utdanning er den same for innsette i fengsel som for andre borgarar i Noreg.
Vaksen elev. Retten til opplæring og utdanning er den same for innsette i fengsel som for andre borgarar i Noreg. (Photo: Pixabay)

Under international law, no one may be deprived of the right to an education. Prisoners have the same rights to education and training as other Norwegian citizens. The county authorities are academically and administratively responsible for the education provision in prisons. The practical responsibility for teaching lies with local upper secondary schools. The County Governor of Vestland has overall national responsibility for all teaching within the correctional services.