Press releases and news
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.
Indoor air quality tests were carried out in Pelso Prison during this summer. Because of the findings of the tests, Pelso Prison abandons the eldest prison facilities built in the 1960s. Pelso Prison is located in Vaala, North Ostrobothnia.
The Criminal Sanctions Agency and the Training Institute for Prison and Probation Services invite researchers, experts, and other people involved in the development of the criminal sanctions field to discuss the research and information needs of the field on 23−24 November 2016.