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The prison-education program in Denmark occurred because an enthusiastic prisoner and an academic talked with prison authorities about the benefits of teaching students from university and prisoners together. As an experiment the prison authorities in 2016 “opened the prison gate” for students from the outside. The university accepted to enroll prisoners without high school diploma and all students on the course benefits from ECTS. Evaluation report shows that the course is a huge success and prison staff experience that the dynamic security in prison is strengthen: prisoners look forward to the teaching and they are admitted to learning together with students from outside.
Period9. May 201811. May 2018
Event titleThe International Corrections and Prison Association (ICPA) and Europris : 2nd Correctional Research Symposium: What is good prison research?
Event typeConference
LocationPrague, Czech RepublicShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • inside-out
  • Learning together
  • Prison-university partnerships
  • Prison-private collaboration