Inside-out Outside-in: Prison studies and communities
Chair: Eduard Fourie
This symposium seeks to engage with community psychology approaches and perspectives on the diverse communities that exist in and around correctional systems. The focus will be on initiatives that cross the boundaries between the inside and outside of prisons. Examples are the establishment of a prison studies and communities’ interest group, the development of tertiary education opportunities for prisoners, issues of social reintegration and recidivism after release, issues relating to the families and relatives of prisoners, and the collaborative generation and dissemination of knowledge about prison experiences and circumstances.
The following individual papers were presented at the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) in September 2014: