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 […]

The Spetse Hoeve

The Spetse Hoeve was a former farm in Veelerveen, in the northern part of The Netherlands and is now a mental health institution. They offer help to people who face addiction problems and who have previously been in contact with the justice system or are currently in contact with it. Central to the institution is […]

Ferme Emmaüs de Ker Madeleine

Ferme Emmaüs de Ker Madeleine is an agroecological farm located in Saint-Gildas-des-Bois. It is part of the Emmaüs Movement. One of the goals of the Emmaüs movement is to have a farm in every region of France. Ferme de Ker Madeleine is located in the Loire-Atlantique region. It is owned by Sources d’Envol and was […]

Emmaus Haarzuilens

Emmaus Haarzuilens is a residential work community that provides a home for people with diverse needs. The community generates income through thrift stores, to which every resident of Emmaus contributes, along with numerous volunteers. Located in Haarzuilens, a suburb of Utrecht in the Netherlands, Emmaus Haarzuilens is an integral part of the international Emmaus movement. […]

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 […]

Loughan house Open centre

Loughan House Open Centre (from now on “Loughan House”) is a low-security, open prison situated in Blacklion, located in the western region of County Cavan, Ireland. Loughan House operates under the oversight of the Irish prison service and was established in the year 1972. It is characterized by its secluded location.

Prison for women Řepy

Although the prison for women in Řepy is a ward of the Praha Ruzyně Remand Prison, it is situated on a different location, around three kilometers from the Praha Ruzyně Remand Prison. Both are located in the suburbs of the capital city of Czech Republic, Prague. The prison for women in Řepy is known for […]

Ferme Emmaüs Baudonne

Ferme Emmaüs Baudonne, situated in Tarnos, is an agroecological farm that operates as part of the global Emmaüs Movement. An objective of the Emmaüs movement is to establish a farm in every region in France. Ferme Baudonne, owned by “l’Organisme de gestion de la Ferme Emmaüs Baudonne,” was established in 2020 and is situated in […]

Seehaus Leonberg

Seehaus Leonberg is a prison for juveniles in a free form (in German: Jugendstrafvollzug in freien Formen), which means it is an alternative program for young people to serve their sentence instead of a closed or open prison. It is located in the municipality of Leonberg, in Western Germany.

"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!