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Developing Correctional Leaders: A Training Workshop for African Corrections Professionals

31st May 2016

Under the auspices of the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA), the African Correctional Services Association (ACSA) and the Namibian Correctional Service (NCS), 38 corrections professionals from 11 African nations met for a five day intensive training session on Developing Correctional Leaders. The training was held in Omaruru, Namibia at the Lucius S. Mahoto Correctional Service Training College. The College is a modern training facility with classrooms, parade grounds, gymnasium, food service, student and staff housing and administrative offices. The NCS provided housing for the participants as well as transportation from and to the airport in Windhoek. The ICPA paid for food for the participants as well as accommodation and […]

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Implementing Information Technology in Corrections in the Developing World

11th March 2016

As corrections in the developing world moves away from punishment and towards the challenges of rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders, corrections officials are searching for ways to improve both their efficiency and effectiveness. There is often a lack of resources available to manage and provide quality correctional services, even when the will to do so is enduring. Compounding the challenge is the fact that most corrections and prison systems in developing nations have been unable to join the information age; they continue to rely on traditional paper-driven, resource intensive, unreliable, unsecure and difficult-to-access record keeping. Pursuing humane and professional correctional aims for the rehabilitation of offenders is a complicated task […]

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