the criminology and criminal justice network
In Hungary there are several education groups in prisons. At the top of an education group an educator is sitting, he is a member of the staff and he does mainly social work in very unique sense. The educator is responsible for all administrative questions which rely on the prisoner. If an inmate wants to know how much money he has on his account, he has to write an application to the educator:
“Dear Ms/Mr Educator!
Please be so kind to inform me how much money I have on my…Continue
Posted on December 6, 2012 at 18:16
There is only one unit for the women placed in maximum security regime in Hungary. If a severe problem occurs to these inmates there is no other place in the country to place them. For instance if they attack a prison officer violently in the prison, on the next day they have to stay in the same prison with the same staff. Or if they have a fight with other inmates, they remain also in the unit on the next day. This is sad. The only exclusion is to transfer these ladies to the psychiatry,…Continue
Posted on November 28, 2012 at 14:11
This story is a patchwork story, it never happened in the real world, but somehow it is true on a higher level than any real story.
He was an overweight inmate with an almost symbiotic relationship with his mother. The mother was about 15 as she gave a birth to him. They were both children in their…
Posted on August 29, 2012 at 10:22
During a conference on humane criminal justice I received a phone call, but I could not answer it. At the end of the lunch break I called back, and an excellent criminologist was on the other end of the line, and she told me, that recently there was an HIV and HCV blood sample testing in a Hungarian prison among volunteer inmates. The result was dramatic.
I told the story for my both neighbors. One of them was a former teacher of mine. Her husband works in the prison respected. "There…Continue
Posted on April 24, 2012 at 20:00