This comparative research aims to have a close look at the prison systems of the five partner countries, namely Austria, Cyprus, Greece, Iceland and Italy, analyzing the general characteristics of their justice systems and providing an overview of related statistical data.
The first part of the research examines the general traits of each partner country’s justice system, exploring policies, approaches to justice, and statistical data on the prison population in relation to each country’s demographic data.
The second part of the research focuses on the education system within partner countries’ prisons. Existing gaps are identified, and limitations in access to education and training for prisoners are highlighted. At the same time, good practices to be enhanced within each country’s prisons are explored. Particular attention is given to the use of ICT in prison education, analyzing how technologies can be used in innovative ways to enhance learning and facilitate the process of reintegration into society.
The main objective of this research is to provide a broad view of the challenges and opportunities present in the prison systems of partner countries. Through analysis of the general characteristics of the justice system and statistical data, as well as the effectiveness of the educational system in prisons, we have created a fundamental basis for the next phases of the project, which will culminate in courses using the F.R.O.G. methodology with young inmates and ex-inmates and the creation of a documentary that will tell the first-hand accounts of the educators and young people involved.