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

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 talks about the stereotypes and prejudices that are associated with prisoners and prison in society, as well as what prevents prisoners from successfully reintegrating into normal life after returning from prison.

# Partners

The project "Systemic provision of care for imprisoned drug users and its subsequent continuity after release" is financially supported by the financial mechanism Norwegian Funds 2014-2021 in the Justice Program. The project is implemented in partnership with the organizations Center for Drug Prevention and Therapy, o.p.s., KOTEC, o.p.s., Laxus z.ú., Magdalena, o.p.s., SANANIM z.ú., Společnost Podané ruce o.p.s.