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...
Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson awarded on 9 July 2014 the Cross of Merit of Prison Service to three recipients for their contributions to the prison service.
A history of Vaasa Prison published
The importance of puukkojunkkarit and other famous knife-fighters, stirring up trouble in the 19th-century South Ostrobothnia, has been exaggerated in literature and historical re-search alike. The troublemakers were largely common criminals, who were most likely to act when drunk or angered, rather than in defence of any wider social agenda. Just as to-day, loss of life often resulted from a minor drunken brawl among groups of men.
In Europe, there are about 1.7 million prisoners and the same amount of community sanction clients according to the Council of Europe Annual Penal Statistics .