Construction start of the new Bässlergut-prison

In February the construction of the new Bässlergut prison in Basel has started. Beside the existing building a second one will be built. The old prison will then be used only for immigration detention, whereas the new one will serve for the penal sentences. This means, that there will be more places for both kinds of detention. This construction represents a concentration and expansion of repression and control by the state. The construction is conducted by Implenia and it has been planned by the architects Bollhalder Eberle.