Teivans-Treinovskis, Janis
January 2010
Regional Review / Regionalais Zinojums;2010, Issue 6, p57
Academic Journal
The objective of every criminal punishment, including deprivation of liberty, is not only the imposition of particular restrictions on a body/a person, but also the recovery of a person’s legal behaviour. However, taking into consideration the fact that prisoners spend 23 hours a day in the cell, in the particularly criminal environment with its specific subculture, it is necessary to take specific measures to achieve the objective. These measures are generally accepted and seen as re-socialisation. Re-socialisation includes two basic elements: prisoners’ labour and education. Besides, education is understood not only as possibilities to obtain formal education in places of custody, but also the so-called informal or interest education that lets a prisoner feel as a full-fledged member of society. Without taking such measures the sentence of imprisonment loses its positive meaning.


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