Penitentiary Agricultural Center Ruiselede

Penitentiary Agricultural Center Ruiselede

Penitentiary Agricultural Center Ruiselede (from now on “PLC Ruiselede”) is a dairy prison farm located seven kilometers from the city center of Ruiselede, in Belgium. Upon entering the detention facility, visitors are greeted by a large open area adorned with flowers and cobblestones, creating a farm atmosphere. It was founded in 1936 and falls under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government Department of Justice. PLC Ruiselede has an open prison regime which helps to prepare people in detention for their reintegration into society. Most residents transfer to this facility not more than two years before the end of their sentence. Residents are expected to actively work on their reintegration.

about

In PLC Ruiselede, the residents lead a structured life with daily routines of various work and activities. They have a say in their daily schedule and are responsible for their appointments. However it is mandatory to work in the facility. Work assignments are divided into three categories: farm work (milking, calf farming, tractor driving, etc.), workshop tasks (assembly and packaging of maintenance materials, assembly of feeders for pigs, pallet repair), and household services (kitchen, cooking, assistant cooking, janitorial duties, hairdressing, etc.). For the first two weeks, work is not mandatory, allowing individuals to acclimate to living together in a large group. Residents receive a wage for their work, providing a sense of financial compensation for their efforts.

about

In PLC Ruiselede, the residents lead a structured life with daily routines of various work and activities. They have a say in their daily schedule and are responsible for their appointments. However it is mandatory to work in the facility. Work assignments are divided into three categories: farm work (milking, calf farming, tractor driving, etc.), workshop tasks (assembly and packaging of maintenance materials, assembly of feeders for pigs, pallet repair), and household services (kitchen, cooking, assistant cooking, janitorial duties, hairdressing, etc.). For the first two weeks, work is not mandatory, allowing individuals to acclimate to living together in a large group. Residents receive a wage for their work, providing a sense of financial compensation for their efforts.

about

In PLC Ruiselede, the residents lead a structured life with daily routines of various work and activities. They have a say in their daily schedule and are responsible for their appointments. However it is mandatory to work in the facility. Work assignments are divided into three categories: farm work (milking, calf farming, tractor driving, etc.), workshop tasks (assembly and packaging of maintenance materials, assembly of feeders for pigs, pallet repair), and household services (kitchen, cooking, assistant cooking, janitorial duties, hairdressing, etc.). For the first two weeks, work is not mandatory, allowing individuals to acclimate to living together in a large group. Residents receive a wage for their work, providing a sense of financial compensation for their efforts.

Penitentiary Agricultural Center Ruiselede is a:

Closed detention facility

for:

60 PEOPLE,
Men

Indicated principles:

Community-integrated, Differentiated

Penitentiary Agricultural Center Ruiselede is a:

Closed detention facility

for:

60 PEOPLE,
Men

Indicated principles:

Community-integrated, Differentiated

Penitentiary Agricultural Center Ruiselede is a:

Closed detention facility

for:

60 PEOPLE,
Men

Indicated principles:

Community-integrated, Differentiated

Visited during the wish-eu project

Small-scale, differentiated and community-integrated facilities can be found in many European countries. There is not one, but a thousand detention houses. As part of the two-year WISH-EU Project, Prison Insider developed an interactive map that visualizes a database of detention facilities from various European regions. Throughout this European-funded project, we identified and visited over 40 good practices that apply one or more of the following principles: small-scale, differentiation and community-integration. Since then, RESCALED has continued to identify and visit practices whose stories can inspire us to drive systemic change. We have further developed the map to include various filters and detailed reports so you can get to know these inspirational practices!

Visited during the wish-eu project

Small-scale, differentiated and community-integrated facilities can be found in many European countries. There is not one, but a thousand detention houses. As part of the two-year WISH-EU Project, Prison Insider developed an interactive map that visualizes a database of detention facilities from various European regions. Throughout this European-funded project, we identified and visited over 40 good practices that apply one or more of the following principles: small-scale, differentiation and community-integration. Since then, RESCALED has continued to identify and visit practices whose stories can inspire us to drive systemic change. We have further developed the map to include various filters and detailed reports so you can get to know these inspirational practices!

Visited during the wish-eu project

Small-scale, differentiated and community-integrated facilities can be found in many European countries. There is not one, but a thousand detention houses. As part of the two-year WISH-EU Project, Prison Insider developed an interactive map that visualizes a database of detention facilities from various European regions. Throughout this European-funded project, we identified and visited over 40 good practices that apply one or more of the following principles: small-scale, differentiation and community-integration. Since then, RESCALED has continued to identify and visit practices whose stories can inspire us to drive systemic change. We have further developed the map to include various filters and detailed reports so you can get to know these inspirational practices!

the Federal Government Department of Justice

Report Penitentiary Agricultural Center Ruiselede

This report is still under review.

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Visited by RESCALED (19-08-2022)

the Federal Government Department of Justice

Report Penitentiary Agricultural Center Ruiselede

This report is still under review.

Visit

Visited by RESCALED (19-08-2022)

the Federal Government Department of Justice

Report Penitentiary Agricultural Center Ruiselede

This report is still under review.

Visit

Visited by RESCALED (19-08-2022)

"Shaping the future, a 1000 originals

Small-scale, differentiated and community-integrated facilities can be found in many European countries. There is not one, but a thousand detention houses. As part of the two-year WISH-EU Project, Prison Insider developed an interactive map that visualizes a database of detention facilities from various European regions. Throughout this European-funded project, we identified and visited over 40 good practices that apply one or more of the following principles: small-scale, differentiation and community-integration. Since then, RESCALED has continued to identify and visit practices whose stories can inspire us to drive systemic change. We have further developed the map to include various filters and detailed reports so you can get to know these inspirational practices!

"Shaping the future, a 1000 originals

Small-scale, differentiated and community-integrated facilities can be found in many European countries. There is not one, but a thousand detention houses. As part of the two-year WISH-EU Project, Prison Insider developed an interactive map that visualizes a database of detention facilities from various European regions. Throughout this European-funded project, we identified and visited over 40 good practices that apply one or more of the following principles: small-scale, differentiation and community-integration. Since then, RESCALED has continued to identify and visit practices whose stories can inspire us to drive systemic change. We have further developed the map to include various filters and detailed reports so you can get to know these inspirational practices!