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Increasing the effectiveness of women prisoners before release from Opava Prison

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


RegionMoravian-Silesian Region
Title of the ProgrammeCZ15 - Cooperation in Justice
Title of the Programme Area

Judicial Capacity-building Cooperation / Correctional Services, includig Non-custodial sanctions

Title of the ProjectIncreasing the effectiveness of women prisoners before release from Opava Prison
Number of the Project---
Project Promoter

Prison Service of the Czech Republic

Name of Norwegian Partner(s)

There is no Partner.

Date of Approval23-9-2014
Objective of the Project

The aim of the project is to reconstruct former boiler room to a space for employing and educating sentenced women in compliance with European and international law in the area of human rights. This will increase opportunities of employment of sentenced women who do not meet conditions for possible inclusion to workplace or job activities outside the prison. As a consequence, possibilities of obtaining work habits by sentenced women who do not have them and maintenance by those who have them will be increased. This should lead to better application of these persons at labour market after their release from prison and decrease of the relapse. At the same time, two classrooms enabling implementation of educational and other special educational activities for sentenced women that will aimed at increasing their reintegration skills and application at work market after their release will be constructed. The project provides new possibilities of education of sentenced women because a space for conducting courses, lectures, meetings, educational activities etc. and for implementation of other special educational activities that cannot be conducted in general spaces of the prison will be created.

Approved grant

11 908 304 CZK

Project DurationStart date: 1st September 2014, End date: 30th April 2016