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...


In Christmas time, season’s greetings are also received in and sent to prisons.

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

In accordance with the decision I made on December 2013, the Criminal Sanctions Agency transferred the public office of Director Tuomo Kärjenmäki located in Hämeenlinna Prison to the national Enforcement Unit in Turku starting from 1 January 2014 and changed the title of the office to a senior specialist.


The Criminal Sanctions Agency has submitted to the Ministry of Justice an updated proposal for the vision of facilities for 2015-2018, which complies with the decisions on the spending limits of the operating expense appropriations of the Agency made in the Budget.


Vaasa Community Sanctions Office and its Seinäjoki Branch Office will celebrate their joint 60th anniversary in Cultural Centre Vanha Paukku in Seinäjoki starting at 12 o’clock on Wednesday 1 October 2014. The main speakers of the event will be Tapio Lappi-Seppälä, Director-General of the National Research Institute of Legal Policy, and Tuula Asikainen, Chief Director of the Criminal Sanctions Agency.