Learning For a Second Chance

Learning For a Second Chance

We collaborated with organizations in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Norway, Estonia and Slovakia to look at how different countries are targeting their learning programmes for people in prison in order to increase their resettlement opportunities.

Of particular interest were:

Praha Repy, a female prison in Prague which offers a range of jobs supporting the care of the elderly and delivers medical orderly qualifications.

The BAGazs Association in Hungary provides a peer mentoring programme with the Roma community, training students based in Budapest and members of the Roma community to work with young roma people at risk of offending.

Internet for Inmates, Norway: the Norwegian prison system has delivered internet access for inmates across the prison estate since 2010, providing educational resources and the opportunity to prepare for exams online. Content is still restricted, but is much broader than that enabled through the virtual campus.