Intime Teaser for Promotion:
“Justice minister (Social Party Austria) publicizes re-integrative penal system and agitates for a so-called comrehensive prison! Prison Oberleis will be the pilot scheme for national changes:
The ministerial order dictates a mixed imprisonment of delinquents with various convictions ranging from capital crime to slight delicts. Implementation is to occur within the year.
Head of institution Ludwig Gerhing (Austrian Peoples Party) transacts the enacted measures only unwillingly.”
In Justizanstalt Oberleis the Austrian prison regime was simulated and satirised at the same time, using overacting and Hollywood-clichés. Nevertheless a serious and dramatic keynote was intended.
Prisoners as well as guards had to face challenging situations of a daily prison-routine, such as visitations, corruption, questionings, brawls and even prison breaks.