Press releases and news
In 2016, the number of prisoners started to rise again after a long decline. The daily average number of prisoners was 52 higher than in the previous year, which was mainly caused by the increase in the number of foreign prisoners. This was brought out in the 2016 final accounts and annual report of the Criminal Sanctions Agency.
The organisation of the Central Administration of the Criminal Sanctions Agency changes on 1 March 2017.
The Finnish translation of the revised United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners was published today. The Rules were adopted unanimously by the UN General Assembly during its 70th session on 17 December 2015 (UN-Doc A/Res/70/175). They were named the Nelson Mandela Rules.
The Criminal Sanctions Agency of Finland and the Federal Penitentiary Service of Execution of Punishments of Russia (FSIN) signed today a new cooperation programme for 2017-2018. The agreement was signed by Director Gennadi Kornienko on behalf of Russia and Director General Esa Vesterbacka on behalf of Finland. The agreement highlights themes, which form the basis for joint meetings and other cooperation.