|Program||Direct Impact||Indirect Impact|
|Casa Libertad (Released inmates)||712||1.780|
Background / Review
According to the INPEC and the Office of Defense of the Citizens, this is the outlook of the penitentiary and prison system in Colombia:
Liberty deprivation, rejection of society towards inmates for the crimes committed, separation from their loved ones, stigma from the community, coexistence in a place where values, morality and laws are not respected are just a few of the realities inmates have to face when admitted to prisons to "pay" for their crimes.
The effects of captivity and isolation on the inmates generate such a psychological damage and traumatic behaviors that greatly hinder the possibilities of a real re-education, labor and social reintegration when they have served their sentence. Additionally, the ambivalence where society is considered a victim of the crimes committed by the prisoners and they, in turn, consider themselves as victims of a system that rejects them. These are polarized feelings for those who seek a real and permanent reconciliation, to facilitate future and authentic re-socialization.