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"The Criminal Sanctions Agency thinks that the Ministry of Justice made a good decision. It establishes the conditions for maintaining and developing our operations. It is also important for the staff that a long period of uncertainty ends now," says Director General of the Criminal Sanctions Agency Esa Vesterbacka .


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


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.

Published 18.9.2015