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Amendments to the provisions on conditional release and to the sanctions ancillary to conditional imprisonment will enter into force on 1 January 2020.


As of December 2019, the Criminal Sanctions Agency starts publishing a newsletter on topical matters in Finnish and Swedish. The name of the newsletter is in line with the organisation's old staff magazine called Rikos ja seuraamus, which translates as crime and sanction.


The Criminal Sanctions Agency has appointed Pauli Nieminen as Director of the Criminal Sanctions Region of Western Finland for a fixed term starting from 1 December 2019


The Finnish Government appointed Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration, Director General Arto Kujala as the new Director General of the Criminal Sanctions Agency on 15 August 2019. Kujala was appointed to the office for the term between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2024 as the term of office of Director General lasts for five years.

Published 11.7.2019