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International Day of Education in Prisons

Today we celebrate the International Day of Education in Prisons, which spotlights the vital role education plays in the rehabilitation of incarcerated individuals.
On the 13th of October 1989, the Council of Europe adopted a set of recommendations outlining the needs and responsibilities concerning the education of inmates in Europe.
These guidelines advocate for providing every incarcerated individual with the chance to participate in educational programs designed to nurture personal development, facilitate successful reintegration, and deter a return to criminal behavior.
International Education in Prisons Day is a global reminder that investing in education in prisons is not only an investment in the incarcerated but also in well-being of communities.
It’s also a celebration of second chances and the transformative power of learning, demonstrating that education knows no boundaries, even within prison walls.