Prisoners

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A New Life, a New Hope: our work in Moroccan prisons

Our reintegration programs for Moroccan detainees aim at decreasing recidivism and lessening the appeal of recruitment into violent extremists groups.

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Prison Reformation & Modernization

We are committed to transforming the way in which staff, directors and detainees deal with conflicts inside of Moroccan prisons. Launched in October 2014 with funding from the EU, our initiative trains prison staff and directors in mediation, alternative dispute resolution techniques, international human rights standards, and nonviolent […]

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The Unmaking of a Terrorist

This article first appeared in The Hill. Punched in the gut. That is how I felt after hearing of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, the blasts in Yemen that killed over 37, and the massacre of hundreds, perhaps thousands, perpetrated by Boko Haram. If this was the way 2015 was starting, I was […]

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Empower Youth to Fight Violent Extremism

“We are scared of Muslims and we should be – are you sure you are doing enough to stop the violence that seems to be spinning out of control?” The young woman who put this question to me recently was voicing what many others feel. My initial instinct […]

Liberia: SFCG Releases Report On Gbarnga Prison

The Inquirer – Aug. 13, 2014Originally published on AllAFrica.com A study has shown that prison inmates continue to face a number of human rights violations daily in Liberia. The study indicated that rates of pre-trial detention are particularly excessive, and the data from Bong County reflected that 72.5 percent […]

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Conflict Transformation and Modernization in Morocco’s Prisons

Difficult living conditions, overcrowding, and management issues within the Moroccan prison system expose the guards and detainees to significant risks. Prison staff have limited resources and training to manage the situation. Individual conflicts and tensions among detainees- between detainees and staff, or even between staff themselves- are always […]