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The Criminal Sanctions Agency’s updated vision of facilities for the Ministry of Justice

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.

– With the help of the plan, we will be able to carry out our savings obligation. The number of prisoner places will stay in line with the prison population forecast. The plan is realisable when considering the regional aspects and we have tried to take into account the overall population development forecasts. We also aim to allocate resources to effective individual work promoting the safety of society, says Director General Esa Vesterbacka. Read more...

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Published 18.11.2014