Prisoner ends life in Zug

Bostadel Prison (c) Canton Zug

For the first time in the country, a prisoner in canton Zug has ended his life, using the assisted suicide organisation – EXIT.

According to a statement from the Bostadel prison, the procedure was carried out on February 28th – and not at the prison.

Cantonal legal authorities say permission was granted for the prisoner to end their life. 

Although it has not happened before – procedures on how an inmate would access assisted suicide had been discussed and it was decided just because an individual was a prisoner, they still had the right to an assisted death. 

No further information is being released. 

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