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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

"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!