Building bridges through education
The need for an educational space for and with prisoners and society
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Prisons are conceived and built as security spaces. They cut prisoners off from the outside world and plunge them into a microcosm where there is little room for education. However, more and more alternatives to the traditional prison are emerging, with an emphasis on prisoners’ education.
Sergio Grossi is a researcher at the Center for the Study of Violence at the University of São Paulo. He is conducting an international comparison between the best practices in education, rehabilitation and prison, and considers the potential of education inside and outside prisons. Prison Insider asked him three questions.