Shelton Abbey Open Centre

Shelton Abbey Open Centre

Shelton Abbey Open Centre (from now on “Shelton Abbey”) is an open, low-security prison in Arklow, on the southeast coast of Ireland. It falls under the jurisdiction of the Irish prison service and was founded in 1973. Shelton Abbey is, on the one hand, known for their unique location. The estate was owned by the Earls of Wicklow in the past but they had to sell it to the Irish state due to financial problems. This is why it is a very large, vast domain with an abbey building that houses the detention facility. On the other hand, this detention facility is known for their Dogs for the Disabled programme.

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Residents can participate in several work activities, inside and outside the facility. Inside the facility, this can be farm work, garden work or working in a barber shop, car wash, bike repair shop or coffee shop. Furthermore, an education and training unit provides learning opportunities in the facility, covering subjects like art, English, woodworking, driving classes, languages, and more. Another possible activity is joining the Dogs for the Disabled programme. Dogs for the Disabled is a unique charity to improve the lives of individuals with physical disabilities in Ireland by providing fully trained assistance/therapy dogs. Residents can play an important role in the dogs’ training process. In this programme, residents are taught everything about dog behavior, care and learning principles during weekly training classes. However, residents also have the opportunity to pursue education outside the facility.

about

Residents can participate in several work activities, inside and outside the facility. Inside the facility, this can be farm work, garden work or working in a barber shop, car wash, bike repair shop or coffee shop. Furthermore, an education and training unit provides learning opportunities in the facility, covering subjects like art, English, woodworking, driving classes, languages, and more. Another possible activity is joining the Dogs for the Disabled programme. Dogs for the Disabled is a unique charity to improve the lives of individuals with physical disabilities in Ireland by providing fully trained assistance/therapy dogs. Residents can play an important role in the dogs’ training process. In this programme, residents are taught everything about dog behavior, care and learning principles during weekly training classes. However, residents also have the opportunity to pursue education outside the facility.

about

Residents can participate in several work activities, inside and outside the facility. Inside the facility, this can be farm work, garden work or working in a barber shop, car wash, bike repair shop or coffee shop. Furthermore, an education and training unit provides learning opportunities in the facility, covering subjects like art, English, woodworking, driving classes, languages, and more. Another possible activity is joining the Dogs for the Disabled programme. Dogs for the Disabled is a unique charity to improve the lives of individuals with physical disabilities in Ireland by providing fully trained assistance/therapy dogs. Residents can play an important role in the dogs’ training process. In this programme, residents are taught everything about dog behavior, care and learning principles during weekly training classes. However, residents also have the opportunity to pursue education outside the facility.

Shelton Abbey Open Centre is a:

Open detention facility

for:

115 PEOPLE,
Men

Indicated principles:

Community-integrated, Differentiated

Shelton Abbey Open Centre is a:

Open detention facility

for:

115 PEOPLE,
Men

Indicated principles:

Community-integrated, Differentiated

Shelton Abbey Open Centre is a:

Open detention facility

for:

115 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 Irish prison service

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Visited by Prison Insider and RESCALED (20-03-2023)

the Irish prison service

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Visited by Prison Insider and RESCALED (20-03-2023)

the Irish prison service

Visit

Visited by Prison Insider and RESCALED (20-03-2023)

"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!