#INTERVIEW: Rooming houses and low-paid jobs are like a ticket back to prison

od Václav Zeman  August 12, 2023

Researcher Jiří Mertl from Charles University, who is the author of the research and evaluations of this project, speaks in this interview about the limits of providing case management in...


The return of prisoners to society is complicated by unaffordable housing and limited employment opportunities, as well as other systemic problems (Press release)

od Václav Zeman  August 5, 2023

Unaffordable housing, problems with finding a job, the hard-to-predict timing of conditional release, the return to another part of the country and the continuity of support there, and the overload...


Interview with J. Mertl: Prison as a warehouse for the “useless;” people are often led to crime by hopeless situations

od Václav Zeman  August 4, 2023

On 31 July 2023, Deník N published an extensive interview with researcher Jiří Mertl, who is in charge of the research and evaluation of our project. In the interview, he...


We have prepared a webinar for the staff of the Prison Service

od Václav Zeman  May 22, 2023

We presented the main goals and progress of this project so far. We also shared our experience with the existing cooperation with individual prisons and suggested several steps for its...


#INTERVIEW: When offenders feel that they have their lives in their hands, they have hope for change

od Václav Zeman  April 28, 2023

The interview with Jan Tomášek, a researcher at the Institute for Criminology and Social Prevention (IKSP), is about desistence, the effectiveness of different types of punishment, and the need to...


#INTERVIEW: To Make Life Meaningful After Release from Prison

od Václav Zeman  December 15, 2022

Ondřej Bílý, head of the Centre for Counselling Services in Prison, speaks in this interview after the presentation of the Podané ruce organization about work using the case management method,...


We have concluded cooperation agreements with 12 prisons

od Václav Zeman  October 17, 2022

We have concluded cooperation agreements with representatives of the management of 12 prisons, which are located in three regions of the Czech Republic and in the capital city of Prague.


#INTERVIEW: People are very fragile after being released from prison

od Václav Zeman  September 20, 2022

Jana Repková, Head of the Program for Persons in Conflict with the Law, Centre for Drug Prevention and Therapy (CPPT), speaks in this interview about the current situation of the...


We presented the project at the conference of Norway Grants

od Václav Zeman  September 19, 2022

We introduced our project and its goals to the representatives of the Norwegian Embassy in the Czech Republic and to the representatives of projects that have been supported in other...


Six organizations are to set up systemic support for drug-addicted prisoners

od Václav Zeman  December 1, 2021

The new system of support for prisoners using addictive substances will take place directly in prisons during preparation for release and after their return to normal life. Among other things,...