KVJJ Rijnmond

KVJJ Rijnmond (Small-Scale Judicial Youth Facility Rijnmond) is a low-security facility where young people have to stay when they are awaiting their sentence or have been placed in a youth facility. The facility was established in 2022 and is located in Rotterdam. It is one of the five small-scale youth facilities in The Netherlands. KVJJ […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vratsa Home for Male Juvenile Delinquents

Vratsa Home for Male Juvenile Delinquents (from now on “Vratsa Home”) is the only prison in Bulgaria that offers an open detention regime and differs from what is expected to be an open detention house in Western Europe. The facility belongs to Vratsa Prison, where Vratsa Home is a separate ward from the prison and […]

CIMI Los Alcores

CIMI Los Alcores (Spanish: Centro Para Menores Infractores) is a center for juvenile offenders, it is located in Carmona, Southern Spain and established in 1998. It is part of the Diagrama Foundation, which has more than 35 secure educational centers throughout Europe and aims to support vulnerable people at risk of social exclusion. For young […]

CIMI Medina Azahara

CIMI Medina Azahara (Spanish: Centro Para Menores Infractores) is a juvenile detention facility in Cordóba, Spain and was founded in 1991. It is part of the Diagrama Foundation, which has more than 35 secure educational centers throughout Europe and aims to support vulnerable people at risk of social exclusion. For young people to rehabilitate, they […]

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.

KVJJ Amsterdam

The Small-scale Judicial Youth Facility Amsterdam (from now on “KVJJ Amsterdam”) was established in 2016 and is located in Amsterdam, the capital city of The Netherlands. It is one of the five small-scale youth facilities in The Netherlands. KVJJ Amsterdam is managed by the Custodial Institutions Agency of The Netherlands in collaboration with a Dutch […]

"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!