Contact by phone with a detainee on remand
In addition to seeing, the most convenient means of contact with a detainee is a telephone conversation. The authority to which the prisoner is located gives permission to use the telephone. The authority may refuse consent only if they stood that there is a justified fear that the conversation will be used to unlawfully obstruct criminal proceedings or to commit a crime, in particular inciting a crime. A complaint may be lodged against a refusal order from a detainee.
Telephone contact is only possible using the telephone in custody. All other forms of wired or wireless communication are prohibited. The detailed organization of telephone use is specified in the regulations of individual detention centers. Note that it is the inmate that can make calls (you cannot call him). It is probably best to send a detention letter containing the phone numbers of your relatives, friends, colleagues, etc., with a request for contact. In urgent cases, you can also try to contact the prison officer on duty who may forward a request to contact the detainee. This possibility applies rather to exceptional situations and depends on the good will of the officer.
[legal status on June 1, 2020]