Transition House Leuven

Transition House Leuven is managed by a recently established Belgian NGO called “De Kansenfabriek.” The Leuven transition house will be the first managed by the Kansenfabriek and the third transition house in Belgium. It is scheduled to open in the spring of 2024. The opening of the house will establish an intensive collaboration with the […]

Transition House Gentbrugge

Transition House Gentbrugge has opened at the beginning of 2023. The facility is managed by Sterkhuis, which is a partnership between G4S Care and Exodus Netherlands. It is the second facility that Sterkhuis is managing in Belgium. Transition House Gentbrugge welcomes individuals who are committed to actively engaging in their reintegration into society and the […]

Bella Centre

Bella Center is one of two Community Custody Units (CCU’s), located in Dundee, and was founded in 2022. CCU’s are small-scale detention facilities tailored to support the needs of women in custody through a gender-specific and trauma-informed approach. Seamlessly integrated into local communities, these units provide safe accommodation to meet the needs of women seeking […]

Lyderhorn Halfway House Bergen

Founded in 2006, Lyderhorn halfway house is a halfway house in the outskirts of Bergen, Norway. As part of a network of eight halfway houses across the country, this facility operates under the ownership of Kriminalomsorgen Norway, the Norwegian Correctional Services. Its mission is to help people in detention transition from a prison to free […]

Emmaus Domstad

Emmaus Domstad is a residential-working community, accommodating people with different needs. Income is provided by the annexed thrift store, to which everyone living in Emmaus contributes, along with many volunteers. This facility is located in Utrecht, a city in the middle of the Netherlands. Emmaus Domstad is part of the international Emmaus movement. The basic […]

Exodus Amsterdam

Exodus Amsterdam is located in the center of Amsterdam and is part of the NGO called “Stichting Exodus Nederland”. This organization was founded in 1979, with their mission to have a safe society where people can build a meaningful life with new opportunities. The Exodus organization offers various services for people in detention and people […]

Oslo halfway house, Toshov unit

Oslo halfway house, Torshov unit (from now on “Oslo halfway house”) is located in the district of Sagene, in the municipality of Oslo, and is one of eight halfway houses in the Norwegian prison system. It was founded in 1995 and is under the direct management of the Norwegian penitentiary administration (Kriminalsorgen). Oslo halfway house […]

"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!