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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Utrecht (Waalstraat)

Exodus Utrecht Waalstraat (from now on “Exodus Waalstraat”) is located in Utrecht and is part of the NGO called “Stichting Exodus Nederland”. This organization was founded in 1979, with their mission to have a safe society where people can build a meaningful life with new opportunities. The Exodus organization offers various services for people in […]

Casa Madre del Perdono

Casa Madre del Perdono is a detention facility located in Montefiore Conca, Italy, and opened in 2004. The facility is an integral part of the APG Association, known as the “Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII”. The APG Association has an international presence and operates as a religious organisation with a practical and constant commitment to […]

Etablissement du Simplon

Etablissement du Simplon is a detention facility situated in Lausanne, Switzerland, and founded in April 2012. It is owned by the State Penitentiary Service (SPEN) of the canton of Vaud, located in the French-speaking region of the country. The Etablissement is mostly a halfway house but it also acts as a prison for a very […]

Exodus Amsterdam

Exodus Amsterdam is located in the center of Amsterdam and is part of the NGO called “Stichting Exodus Nederland”. This organization was founded in 1979, with their mission to have a safe society where people can build a meaningful life with new opportunities. The Exodus organization offers various services for people in detention and people […]

"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!