The Mothers’ Unit of Palma

The Mothers’ Unit of Palma

The Mothers’ Unit of Palma (also known as “La Unidad de Madre de Palma de Mallorca”) is an open detention facility in Palma, in Mallorca. The Mothers’ Unit of Palma was founded in 2008 and is owned by the federal government of Spain, Ministry of Justice. This facility is unique because of its specific target group and its distinctive working approach. It is a facility where mothers can stay in detention along with their children to maintain the relationship between them. The idea is that a child should remain in the care of its mother, even if she is in detention, rather than being placed elsewhere. This facility provides a place where this is possible while the mother is serving her sentence. With this, they want to minimize the effect of detention on the relationship between mother and child and give the children a safe place to grow up.

about

When you enter The Mothers’ Unit of Palma, you first walk into the garden with a small playground and some benches. Each resident has their own apartment. All these apartments are accessible to everyone and are located in the same hallway. Each apartment has a bedroom, a kitchen, a bathroom and a living area. The facility also has a visitor’s room and a small private area outside where residents can meet their family and friends privately. Throughout the facility, the use of colors and other decorations is striking and it gives the facility a homely feeling.

about

When you enter The Mothers’ Unit of Palma, you first walk into the garden with a small playground and some benches. Each resident has their own apartment. All these apartments are accessible to everyone and are located in the same hallway. Each apartment has a bedroom, a kitchen, a bathroom and a living area. The facility also has a visitor’s room and a small private area outside where residents can meet their family and friends privately. Throughout the facility, the use of colors and other decorations is striking and it gives the facility a homely feeling.

about

When you enter The Mothers’ Unit of Palma, you first walk into the garden with a small playground and some benches. Each resident has their own apartment. All these apartments are accessible to everyone and are located in the same hallway. Each apartment has a bedroom, a kitchen, a bathroom and a living area. The facility also has a visitor’s room and a small private area outside where residents can meet their family and friends privately. Throughout the facility, the use of colors and other decorations is striking and it gives the facility a homely feeling.

The Mothers’ Unit of Palma is a:

Open detention facility

for:

22 PEOPLE,
Women

Indicated principles:

Community-integrated, Differentiated, Small-scale

The Mothers’ Unit of Palma is a:

Open detention facility

for:

22 PEOPLE,
Women

Indicated principles:

Community-integrated, Differentiated, Small-scale

The Mothers’ Unit of Palma is a:

Open detention facility

for:

22 PEOPLE,
Women

Indicated principles:

Community-integrated, Differentiated, Small-scale

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 of Spain

Report The Mothers' Unit of Palma

This report is still under review.

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Visited by vzw De Huizen (13-03-2023)

the Federal government of Spain

Report The Mothers' Unit of Palma

This report is still under review.

Visit

Visited by vzw De Huizen (13-03-2023)

the Federal government of Spain

Report The Mothers' Unit of Palma

This report is still under review.

Visit

Visited by vzw De Huizen (13-03-2023)

"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!