THE PANDEMIC’S IMPACT ON PRISON EDUCATION IN PORTUGAL
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By APEnP President José Pinto In Portugal, the Ministry of Education is responsible for Prison Education programmes. Throughout this Covid-19 pandemic, teachers have not been allowed into prisons and their work has shifted to distance learning. Considering the current (partial) … Read More

COVID-19 – Protection concept – Prison Education in the prison of Affoltern, Zurich (EN/GE)
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Implementation when group lessons are resumed Time schedule June 8th / 9th  2020                     Level assessment in 4 groups of 3 participants each June 15th 2020 Restart group lessons in the usual form, but with adapted rules of conduct. Group size … Read More

Prison in the time of the Coronavirus. XVI Antigone report on the conditions of detention.
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In January 2020 the index of the XVI Report on conditions of detention was ready. We had the largest mass of data and information ever collected by the Antigone Observatory in its twenty-year history: in 2019 our Observers visited 98 penitentiary … Read More

The Corona Crisis demands everything from us (EN/DE)
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By THOMAS WÜTHRICH, Switzerland, EPEA Regional Representative Cental Region. “I was so happy when I could at least teach my students again individually although only behind a separating screen. After weeks without direct contact, it was like a release from … Read More

Operation ‘Distance Learning’ in the prisons of Turnhout, Merksplas and Wortel, Northeast of Flanders.
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By: Ana Ferrando, Teacher at CVO Edukempen, and Bieke Deloof, Coordinator Klasbak The Covid-19 virus and the related measures have so far kept everyone pretty much at home. In the meantime, we are in a kind of transitional phase where … Read More

An inmate’s love for math leads to new discoveries
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There are many examples of mathematical breakthroughs achieved in prison. Maybe the most famous is from the French mathematician Andre Weil, who came up with his hugely influential conjectures while in a military prison in Rouen, France. Another mathematical giant, … Read More

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