Nordre Vestfold prison, Horten unit

Horten unit in the Nordre Vestfold prison (from now on “Horten unit”) is a prison unit with a high level of security. This facility is based in Horten, in the south of Norway. Horten unit was established in 1862 and falls under the direct supervision of the Norwegian penitentiary administration (Kriminalsorgen).

Torres Novas Prison Establishment

Torres Novas Prison Establishment (from now on “Torres Novas Prison”) is a prison in Torres Novas, located in central Portugal in the Santarém district. The facility falls under the supervision of the General Directorate of Rehabilitation and Prison Services and the establishment of this organization reflected a broader framework of progressive development and reform in […]

Luleå Prison

Luleå Prison is recognised as a medium-security correctional facility, it is located in Luleå and was established in 2002. The prison falls under the jurisdiction of the Swedish Prison and Probation Service, also known as Kriminalvården. Its vision is to facilitate transformation rather than just ensuring secure custody. Residents are motivated to change their lives […]

Haparanda Prison

Haparanda prison is a medium security prison and located in Haparanda, Sweden. The prison was founded in 1888 but has been refurbished many times since then. It falls under the jurisdiction of the Swedish prison and probation service, also known as Kriminalvården. Their vision is to bring change and not only provide secure custody. They […]

Penitentiary Agricultural Center Ruiselede

Penitentiary Agricultural Center Ruiselede (from now on “PLC Ruiselede”) is a dairy prison farm located seven kilometers from the city center of Ruiselede, in Belgium. Upon entering the detention facility, visitors are greeted by a large open area adorned with flowers and cobblestones, creating a farm atmosphere. It was founded in 1936 and falls under […]

"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!