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 […]

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 […]

The Mothers’ Unit of Palma

The Mothers’ Unit of Palma (also known as “La Unidad de Madre de Palma de Mallorca”) is an open detention facility in Palma, in Mallorca. The Mothers’ Unit of Palma was founded in 2008 and is owned by the federal government of Spain, Ministry of Justice. This facility is unique because of its specific target […]

Open Prison Jiřice

Open prison Jiřice is a low-security prison based in Jiřice, a small municipality in the Czech Republic. The facility is located on the grounds of the high- and medium-security Jiřice Prison. Open prison Jiřice falls under the jurisdiction of The Prison Service of the Czech Republic and was established in 2017 as a pilot project. […]

Casa Madre della Riconciliazione

Casa Madre della Riconciliazione is a detention facility and farm located in Saludecio, Italy, and was founded in 2011. 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 institution with a practical and constant […]

Casa Betania

Casa Betania is a detention house in Rimini, Italy. This facility is part of the APG-association, also known as “Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII.” The international APG association was founded by Father Orest Benzi. It is a religious organization focused on the practical and constant commitment to fight marginalization and poverty. The APG Association’s houses […]

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 […]

"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!