Suomenlinna Open Prison

Suomenlinna open prison is located in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The facility is located on one of the islands that make up the Suomenlinna district, a district of Helsinki. Suomenlinna open prison was founded in 1971 as a subordinate to Helsinki Provincial Prison. It was established so the people in detention could help with […]

KVJJ North

The Small-Scale Judicial Youth Facility North, also known as small-scale facility “Noord” (from now on “KVJJ North”) is a low-security facility where young people undergo deprivation of liberty close to their living environment. This facility is located in Groningen, a city in the north of the Netherlands, and was opened in 2021. It is one […]

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 […]

Nordre Vestfold prison, Horten unit

Horten unit in the Nordre Vestfold prison (from now on “Horten unit”) is a prison unit with a high level of security. This facility is based in Horten, in the south of Norway. Horten unit was established in 1862 and falls under the direct supervision of the Norwegian penitentiary administration (Kriminalsorgen).

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 […]

Bjorgvin prison – Youth unit

The youth unit of the Bjørgvin prison (from now on “Youth Unit West”) is a high security youth detention facility. It is one of two youth prisons in Norway and falls under the jurisdiction of the Norwegian penitentiary administration (Kriminalsorgen). The facility is located right next to Bjorgvin prison, in the outskirts of Bergen, and […]

Open Prison Jiřice

Open prison Jiřice is a low-security prison based in Jiřice, a small municipality in the Czech Republic. The facility is located on the grounds of the high- and medium-security Jiřice Prison. Open prison Jiřice falls under the jurisdiction of The Prison Service of the Czech Republic and was established in 2017 as a pilot project. […]

Intermezzo

Intermezzo is a facility located in Eindhoven, the southeast of the Netherlands, and was founded in 2019. The facility is managed by the Doorpakkers Foundation. Doorpakkers is an association active in the southeast part of the Netherlands. They have several programs, that focus on forensic protected living, outpatient support and temporary housing assistance. The mission […]

Exodus Groningen

Exodus Groningen, located in the Netherlands, is part of the NGO “Stichting Exodus Nederland.” This organization, founded in 1979, is committed to creating a safe society in which individuals are given new opportunities and can build meaningful lives. Their dedication extends to assisting individuals in or after detention, as well as their families, in the […]

Exodus District Zuilen

Exodus District Zuilen (from now on “Exodus Zuilen”) is located in Utrecht. The facility is part of an NGO called “Stichting Exodus Nederland”. This organization, established in 1979, is dedicated to the vision of creating a safe society where individuals construct meaningful lives with new opportunities. Within the range of forensic care services, Exodus offers […]

"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!