Criminal Sanctions Agency

The Criminal Sanctions Agency is a government authority, which enforces prison sentences and community sanctions under the direction of the Ministry of Justice.

The goal of the Criminal Sanctions Agency is to contribute to the prevention of recidivism and the safety of society. Read more...

News

Seitsemän broidia Sipoosta eli Kiven (sisältä) Seitsemän veljestä (Seven Brothers from Sipoo, aka Seven Brothers (from inside) by Kivi)

The topping-off ceremony of the renovation of the old prison building in Mikkeli was held at the construction site on Monday 10.11.2014

Press releases
2.6.2015

Master of Arts Pilvi Isotalus has been appointed as the Head of Communication of the Criminal Sanctions Agency starting from 20 July 2015.

12.5.2015

Owing to inquiries, Director General Esa Vesterbacka announces that the Criminal Sanctions Agency will request leave to appeal the decision of releasing a life sentence prisoner made by Helsinki Court of Appeal on 24 April 2015 from the Supreme Court within the set time limit.

29.4.2015

Prison sentences pile up on the same people and ending up in a prison cycle is not as common as often believed. For example, about half of the released first-time prisoners do not end up in a prison cycle and nearly half of them never return to prison.