Alternatives - Out of the shadow

Here you can find a short video, based on interviews to experts on prison serving and alternatives to detention, produced with the contribution of all project partners. The main goal of this product is to convey the different impact on the offender of serving a sentence in or outside prison, and the likely different outcomes in terms of social resettlement and prevention of new offences.

Here you can watch a longer version of the video

Prisons in Europe. 2019 report on European prisons and penitentiary systems

In the European Union, over 584,485 people are currently detained in penal institutes. Countries with the highest prison population are the United Kingdom and Poland (with over 93,000 and over 73,000 detainees respectively) followed by France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, whose prison systems host around 64,000 detainees each. Prison populations have to drop of over 30,000 people to find the following group made up by Romania and the Czech Republic, with a little over 22,000 prisoners. The most numerous group of remaining countries follows at a short distance with numbers ranging between 619 of Malta, and almost 17,000 of Hungary.