Author; Mr. Vincenzo Lo Cascio with thanks to Alessandra Viviano, Officer working at the Italian Ministry of Justice, Department of Juvenile and Community Justice, International Affairs Unit, for translation.
The EuroPris & CEP Seminar in The Hague on 8-10 October 2018, addressed the topic of foreign nationals in prison and probation. According to data shared at the workshop by European prison & probation services represented, access to community sanctions and measures (CSMs) is overall lower for foreigners than for nationals of the State of detention. This fact and the high percentages of foreign nationals in detention, worsen the situation of prisons and significantly reduce the re-socialization effect that is pursued through the progressive access to CSMs as a last part of serving a custodial sentence. This article summaries the Project, “I Redeem Myself For”, started two years ago in Italy, which aims to provide equal access opportunities to both Italian and foreigner nationals in prison.
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