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The Statistical Yearbok 2012 of Criminal Santions Agency

The aim of this statistical publication is to provide a wide range of information about the Criminal Sanctions Agency’s client and prisoner numbers, client structure and activities. Besides portraying the current situation of the criminal sanctions field, the publication also offers insight into the development of the field over the past decade. The issue of 2012 has been published. The theme for this current statistical publication is prisoners' use of time. Read more...

Quality Time in Prison? Research on the factors influencing the quality of prison life

Research examines the prisoners’ and the staff’s concepts of the quality of prison life based on an English research on prison environment. The quality was reviewed from the standpoint of order, administration, safety and physical prison conditions as well as well-being, participation, empathy, respect and fairness. The results of the research will be used in the development of a more permanent quality measurement practice covering all criminal sanctions. Read more...

Press releases

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


According to present information, the sick leave lasts until the end of November.


Finnish Mikko Sarvela has been named to a top international post in the field of prison services as the Commanding Officer of the United Nations Detention Unit (UNDU) of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, the Netherlands starting from the beginning of July.


The expenditure cuts of the public finances mean that the Criminal Sanctions Agency faces extensive expenditure adjustment measures for approximately five million euro annually in 2013-2016. The aim of the adjustment measures is to ensure the operation of the Agency also in future.

Published 21.10.2013