|Program||Direct Impact||Indirect Impact|
|Freedom House (Post-Prisoners)||712||1.780|
Background / Review
According to data from INPEC and the Ombudsman’s Office, this is the panorama of the penitentiary and prison system in Colombia:
The privation of freedom, society's rejection towards prisoners for the crimes they have committed, separation from their loved ones, stigmatization in front of the community, living together in a place where values, principles and laws are transgressed and morality is not a reference for most prisoners, are unquestionable realities experienced by people who enter prisons to "pay" for their crimes.
The effects of captivity and isolation generates psychological damage and traumatic behaviour among the prisoners, making it extremely difficult for them to have any real chance of re-education and reintegration into work and society once they have served their sentence. Added to the above is the real ambivalence in which society considers itself a victim of the crimes committed by prisoners and the latter also consider themselves victims of a system that rejects them. There are polarized feelings for which a true and permanent reconciliation must be sought, which will facilitate genuine re-socialization in the future