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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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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.


The amount of crime, criminal sanction clients and post-sentence recidivism had decreased according to the recently published annual report of the Criminal Sanctions Agency for 2014.

Published 28.11.2014