Action for Prisoners’ Families conference

20th October 2005 Action for Prisoners’ Families (APF) organized a conference in London on maintaining family contact on 20th October 2005. With over 200 delegates attending, the conference opened on an original note with the performance of a specially commissioned play entitled “Homeward Bound,” by Mary Cooper. Performed by the M6 Theatre Company, the play…

Overview of Best Practice

15th October 2005 An internal conference in Vilnius entitled Women and the Penal System in Europe : Review, Analysis of Requirements, and Overview of “Best Practice” (October 13-16, 2005) was held October 13-16, 2005, marking the culmination of an international research project sponsored by the European Commission (AGIS program) on women and the penal system…

Supporting teenagers with friends or relatives in prison

12th October 2005 Foreningen for Fangers Pårørende (FFP), a Norwegian organization working on behalf of relatives and friends of offenders, has launched a project aimed at supporting teenagers aged 13 to 20 with friends or relatives in prison. Carried out in collaboration with the Norwegian Red Cross, the project seeks to boost young people’s confidence…

The impact of children’s visits on imprisoned fathers

15th June 2005 A new study entitled “Effect van kinderbezoek aan gedetineerde Vaders” (The Impact of Children’s Visits on Imprisoned Fathers) by Anke Bolwijn and Piet Bolwijn has just been published in the Netherlands . Based on a child-parent project carried out in the Dutch prison of Roermond, the study involves ten fathers and sixteen…

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