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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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Could a Convict Complete Marathon Training in the Prison? Answer Sought at the First Yellow Ribbon Prison Run Training

15th February 2017

Can an offender who is currently serving a sentence in prison complete a marathon? How can one train for a marathon while in prison? And what motivation might they have?  Marian from the Kuřim Prison, and ex-convicts Milan and Marie are clear about: if they are persistent, and society engages to help them fit back in, they have a unique chance to start a new and a better chapter in their life. That is the reason they participate in the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run that advances public awareness and acceptance of reintegrating ex-offenders into society. Today, this trio is being trained alongside fellow prisoners and ex-convicts, as well as managers […]

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Yellow Ribbon Project Czech

2nd February 2016

Yellow Ribbon Run helps to break down prejudice. Its ambition is to draw attention to employment of ex-offenders. Very unusual relay-teams will stand on the track of the Volkswagen Prague Marathon this year with the motto ‘Runaway from prejudice!’ The relay teams will be made up of inmates, ex-offenders, Czech Prison Service representatives, the Office of Ombudsman and CEOs of big companies. A yellow ribbon will decorate the T-shirts of runners who all together want to point out the problem of difficult employability of people released from prisons. The Yellow Ribbon Run will be held in the Czech Republic and Europe for the first time, and moreover, for the first time in […]

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