Etablissement du Simplon

Etablissement du Simplon is a detention facility situated in Lausanne, Switzerland, and founded in April 2012. It is owned by the State Penitentiary Service (SPEN) of the canton of Vaud, located in the French-speaking region of the country. The Etablissement is mostly a halfway house but it also acts as a prison for a very […]

Florești Penitentiary

The Ploieşti prison is located in Ploieşti (Romania), it houses 395 people and accommodates male adults after conviction in semi-open and open regimes. In October 2022, the Ploieşti Prison began a new open program, which is located at a different place, called Floreşti. The project is known as “Work point with permanent accommodation for incarcerated […]

Vilnius Halfway House

Vilnius Halfway House is located in the capital city of Lithuania, Vilnius. It is one of nine halfway houses in the country and was established in 2017. The halfway house falls under the jurisdiction of the Lithuanian prison system and is dedicated to promoting reintegration and reducing recidivism. It has been part of various projects […]

"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!