Thematic paper

Regardless of the location or the context, prisoners struggle to ensure their rights are respected. Huge prison complexes, megaprisons and supermax facilities further distance them from their relatives and from society. Conventional security measures permanently undermine their dignity.
Is there another way? New insights are arising concerning alternative forms of detention that are integrated into the community, small-scale, increasingly focused on the needs of individuals and designed to promote human connection.

 The Changing the scale series explores experience from the field, ideas that remain on paper and the potential limits and challenges of “small-scale” detention.

This series was produced as part of the WISH-EU project, supported by the European Commission.


Changing the scale