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Penitentiary and Prison Policies

What: Third Meeting of Officials Responsible for Penitentiary and Prison Policies

Where: Padilha Vidal Room, GSB Building, Washington, DC

When:  September 17-18, 2012

Why: This meeting is being convened within the framework of the Meetings of Ministers of Justice or Other Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas (REMJA), and in response to resolution AG/RES.2657 (XLI-0/11): “Meeting of Ministers of Justice or Other Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas”, which called for the celebration of this third meeting in order to foster the exchange of information and experiences and strengthen cooperation among authorities responsible for penitentiary systems in the OAS Member States.

Topics to be covered:

  • correctional planning;
  • security and intelligence;
  • risk assessment;
  • programming/interventions;
  • rehabilitation, reintegration employment; education and training;
  • graduated re-entry strategies;
  • collaboration with communities, private sector and NGOs,
  • data and statistics on prisons;
  • contributions of other institutions in advancing prison and penitentiary reform

Related Documents:



Selected publications
Alertamerica.org: Report on Citizen Security 2011
PDF,  10 MB
Documentos Claves de la OEA sobre Seguridad. Volumen II
PDF,  1.5 MB
La Seguridad
Pública en las Américas: Retos y Oportunidades
La Cárcel: Problemas y Desafíos para las Américas
PDF, 7.4 MB
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