Eco-Reintegration

Social inclusion project of former detainees

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A large number of people serving a custodial sentence commit new crimes after release from prison. As a result, the relapse rate is worrying: it is estimated that between 60% and 80% of the total prison population in Romania is, sooner or later, in prison, according to a survey conducted by the National Administration of Penitentiaries. Beyond the negative perceptions and prejudices against people sentenced to prison in Romania faced with a lack of supervision and social programs postdetenţie designed to provide specialized support or fundamental conditions for reintegrating former prisoners into society: housing and job.

Lack of education and training in prisons, social and educational programs inadequacy of current socio-economic context, especially the lack of monitoring on the lives of prisoners after their release from prison contributed to the increased rate of relapse. It was also found that former prisoners face a high risk of labor market exclusion, discrimination and stigma due from employers and society in general.

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Constanța, 18 July, 2013

Detainees wish to work after their release from prison

Alexandru is 25 years old and he is imprisoned after being convicted for computer fraud. "I used to work in IT and when I get out I would like to work in the same field," stated the young man during a debate organized on Thursday, July 18, 2013 in Constanta, by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Administration of Penitentiaries.

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Craiova, 4 July 2013

Good practices on social inclusion of former detainees

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP Romania) continues the series of regional seminars designed to raise awareness on the importance of social integration of former convicts.

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Detainees wish to work after their release from prison

Alexandru is 25 years old and he is imprisoned after being convicted for computer fraud. "I used to work in IT and when I get out I would like to work in the same field," stated the young man during a debate organized on Thursday, July 18, 2013 in Constanta, by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Administration of Penitentiaries.

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My Story

Each prisoner is a man, and every man has his story!

P.O. was born in 1974 and was sentenced to 18 years in prison for aggravated murder in 1997...

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