En: Advancing Corrections Journal
Resumen: In Latin America, the prison crisis is evident. In most countries, criminal population has increased significantly in recent years, mainly due to augmented use of pre-trial detention and tougher punishment for drug related and property crimes. As a consequence, overcrowding, violence, human rights abuses and limited access to health and education services are elements that describe prison systems. Despite these problems, various initiatives have been implemented in search for rehabilitation but lack of adequate infrastructure as well as properly equipped and trained personnel are structural problems that limit positive results. This paper discusses the limitations that Latin American prison system faces in order to developed sound rehabilitation programs that would ensure long term financial and political support. Also highlights the need for evaluation of effectiveness and efficiency of most initiatives overcoming the gap of knowledge that nowadays describe the area of rehabilitation in the region.
Autor: Lucia DammertRehabilitation_in_Latin_America_Could_in