Prison Transformation in Dominican Republic

Prison Transformation in Dominican Republic

We often look to the Nordic countries for penal reform inspiration, however, read about the radical regime changes in  Najayo prison. What makes this change all the more remakrable (and inspiring!) is that Najayo had long being identified as a dangerous prison. The transformation began with the staff, they are now trained specifically for this prison. Training seems to be based on human rights measures, and there is a new emphasise on the basic needs of prisoner, such as food, access to education, a bed. Now the goal is that the prison have zero per cent illiteracy. Also, our own president, Andrew Coyle, is heralded a key catalyst in the transformation!

Read the article here:

Reuters, Dominican Republic's more humane prison model

Category Penal Policy
Tagged reform