Vanaja Prison

Vanaja Prison

Vanaja Prison is an open prison for women located in the countryside of Hämeenlinna, Finland. Vanaja prison was founded in 1994 and is owned by the Prison and Probation Service of Finland (also named RISE) under the regulation of the Ministry of Justice. The facility houses mainly adult women, regardless of the stage of their sentence, and is known for its family house, which provides housing for mothers or fathers and their babies up to the age of three. There is a specific house dedicated to this purpose, offering a range of specialized services.

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Vanaja Prison is considered the most open detention facility in Finland. The security primarily relies on relational security, while procedural and static security measures are relatively minimal. This main focus on relational security requires a strong personal commitment from each member of the staff in order to create good relations between residents and staff. Relational security in Vanaja Prison is described as almost 100% a matter of good relations.

about

Vanaja Prison is considered the most open detention facility in Finland. The security primarily relies on relational security, while procedural and static security measures are relatively minimal. This main focus on relational security requires a strong personal commitment from each member of the staff in order to create good relations between residents and staff. Relational security in Vanaja Prison is described as almost 100% a matter of good relations.

about

Vanaja Prison is considered the most open detention facility in Finland. The security primarily relies on relational security, while procedural and static security measures are relatively minimal. This main focus on relational security requires a strong personal commitment from each member of the staff in order to create good relations between residents and staff. Relational security in Vanaja Prison is described as almost 100% a matter of good relations.

Vanaja Prison is a:

Open detention facility

for:

57 PEOPLE,
Mixed-gender

Indicated principles:

Community-integrated, Differentiated

Vanaja Prison is a:

Open detention facility

for:

57 PEOPLE,
Mixed-gender

Indicated principles:

Community-integrated, Differentiated

Vanaja Prison is a:

Open detention facility

for:

57 PEOPLE,
Mixed-gender

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 Prison and Probation Service of Finland (RISE)

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Visited by FARAPEJ (01-11-2022)

the Prison and Probation Service of Finland (RISE)

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Visited by FARAPEJ (01-11-2022)

the Prison and Probation Service of Finland (RISE)

Visit

Visited by FARAPEJ (01-11-2022)

"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!