Press releases and news 2016


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.


Kalterikiertue - Tour behind Bars, an event named by a prisoner in Kylmäkoski Prison this year, brings live music and festival feeling to Kylmäkoski and Käyrä Prisons as well as to Huittinen Unit of Satakunta Prison between 31 August and 1 September 2016. A two-day tour with two bands is organized by the Criminal Sanctions Agency and a sound reproduction association in Raasepori.


Criminal Sanctions Agency and A-Clinic Foundation report The connection between criminality and substance abuse problems is different among men and women according to the A-Clinic Foundation's and the Criminal Sanctions Agency's joint register-based research, which focused on substance abuse patients, who had been in prison.


The Criminal Sanctions Agency provides prisoners with MasterCard Prepaid Cards in May 2016. At the same time, the payment system used in the prison canteens is renewed.


The Criminal Sanctions Agency's new final accounts and annual report of 2015 reveals that criminal sanctions that are enforced in more open conditions are both lower in costs and more effective in comparison with sanctions enforced in closed prisons.


Criminal Sanctions Agency, Senate Properties, and Jykes Kiinteistöt Oy report


New phenomena linked to immigration also show in prisons and community sanctions offices and challenge the staff's professional competence.


The Criminal Sanctions Agency considers the yesterday's assault on the police officer in Helsinki Prison a very serious and unusual incident. There has never before been a similar situation in prison.

Published 5.8.2016