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Corrections Through Labour: A Russian Reintegration Programme

22nd May 2017

A new kind of production is mastered in Birobidzhan’s juvenile colony. The facility produces PVC windows. The young offenders work in their spare time under the guidance of specialists, so they acquire skills that could be useful for them after release. This production fulfills internal needs. According to the signed contracts, the new windows will be sent to the penal colony No.10, and the Medical Correctional Institution No.2 of this region. These windows will be installed within these institutions, in the administrative buildings, cafeteria, the dormitory for the prisoners, and the tuberculosis housing. A large part of the order is already executed. Acting Head of Birobidzhan, Stanislav Kirillov commented that ‘The plan for the development of the production […]

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CEOs ran the Prague Half Marathon in order to support the Second Chance for people with Criminal Records

22nd May 2017

The Prague Half Marathon took place on the 1st of April with 11,500 runners from 57 countries around the world taking part. 38 runners wore the Yellow Ribbon in support of this initiative which started in Singapore in 2004 with the idea of supporting ex-offenders in their reintegration back into society. The three objectives of the initiative are: Raise Awareness of the need to give second chances to ex-offenders and their families; Generate Acceptance of ex-offenders and their families in the community; Inspire community Action to support the rehabilitation and reintegration of ex-offenders back into society. This was the second year of the Yellow Ribbon Run in Czech Republic, which through […]

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Art for Change: Innovative Rehabilitation Programme Drastically Reduced Recidivism in Prison

9th March 2017

When an arts-based, nonprofit organization claims to have developed a prisoner rehabilitation program that reduces recidivism to less than five percent, criminal justice experts may shake their heads in disbelief. Yet that is what Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA) a non-profit organization based in New York State has done. Their program has improved prison morale and safety, caused the incarcerated population to act more respectfully and work more cooperatively, and helping people in prison build the life skills necessary to make it on the outside. RTA has the results to prove it: a five-year contract awarded by NY State’s Department of Corrections; independently published research demonstrating fewer infractions; and greater […]

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Insight Inside: WHIP – Taking the Reins

21st February 2017

Winston Churchill once said, ‘No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle…‘ a concept proven time and time again in the Colorado Correctional Industries (CCi) Wild Horse Inmate Program (WHIP). As part of a mutually beneficial partnership formed in 1986 with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), CCi houses a herd of nearly 3,000 animals near the Canon City Four Mile Correctional Center. A portion of the younger animals are trained by inmates and offered for adoption to qualified applicants, including the U.S. Border Patrol. Operating within a state-of-the-art facility, more than 5,000 mustangs have been trained, giving both animals and inmates a second chance of […]

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Romanian National Folklore Festival for Prisoners – 2nd Edition

13th September 2016

National Prison Administration in collaboration with the National Village Museum “Dimitrie Gusti” organized in Bucharest “The National Folklore Festival for Prisoners”. The festival took place on 9th of September. More than 70 detainees from 23 detention facilities had an extensive artistic program structured into three distinct sections : folk music , folk dances and a parade of traditional costumes. Also, 20 penitentiaries exposed Romanian traditional products made by prisoners in occupational workshops. The National Administration of Penitentiaries organized this event in the series of actions of society awareness regarding the importance of involvement in projects aiming social reintegration of persons who served custodial sanctions.

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An Art-Inspired Innovative Approach Changes Prisoner Behaviour – A Case Study

31st May 2016

Most criminal justice experts are skeptical when an arts-based non-profit organization claims to have developed a rehabilitation program that improves prison morale and makes prison safer…yet alone makes the population more respectful and work more cooperatively…and, seemingly impossible, helps prisoners build the life skills they need to make it on the outside.  Skeptical is an understatement! But Rehabilitation Through The Arts (RTA) has accomplished all that.  They have the results to prove it: a five-year contract awarded by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Services (DOCCS), independent published research demonstrating fewer infractions and greater pursuit of higher education among its participants, and a documented recidivism of less […]

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CALL FOR PAPERS – 11th Reintegration Puzzle Conference

12th May 2015

The organising committee invites submissions from organisations and individuals that are related to the theme “Incarceration Alternatives”.

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The World Prisons Directory (WPD)

12th May 2015

The World Prisons Directory (WPD) is the first global website providing information on penitentiary facilities on all continents of the Globe. Our goal is to create better connections between prison facilities and society.

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