New law amendments enter into force at the beginning of 2020

Published 20.12.2019

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

Stricter provisions on conditional release

The possibility of reoffenders to be released on parole will be tightened. The purpose of the reform is to enhance the justness and acceptability of the penal system.

Tightening sanctions ancillary to conditional imprisonment

The whole system of sanctions ancillary to conditional imprisonment will be tightened. As a result of the reform, an adult, in other words, a person who has committed an offence when over 21 years of age can also be placed under supervision in order to reinforce conditional imprisonment.

All the changes that enter into force in the administrative sector at the beginning of 2020 are listed in Finnish here.