Transition House Mechelen

Transition House Mechelen has opened in 2019. The facility is managed by Sterkhuis, which is a partnership between G4S Care and Exodus Netherlands. It is the first facility that Sterkhuis is managing in Belgium. Transition House Mechelen welcomes individuals who are committed to actively engaging in their reintegration into society and the “Transition House” initiative. […]

Transition House Hamme

Transition House Hamme is managed by a recently established NGO called “De Kansenfabriek.” Transition House Hamme will be the second managed by De Kansenfabriek and the fourth transition house in Belgium. The opening is scheduled for late 2024, early 2025, so the organization is still planning the opening of this facility. Residents of the transition […]

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 […]

Village of Hope

Village of Hope was established in 2003 and is located on a property that is donated by the founder in Estonia. The facility is part of the non-governmental organization Village of Hope which aims to help socially underprivileged and delinquent people. Village of Hope works on a voluntary basis and participants are encouraged to restore […]

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 […]

Lilias Centre

Lilia Center is one of two Community Custody Units (CCU’s), located in Glasgow, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

"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!