This website is dedicated to promote self-determination in prison. This goal is the result of a survey conducted by European Caritas. It’s based on a large-scale consultation in European prisons between September 2016 and March 2017, in order to identify « good practices ». The direct speech of those concerned made it possible to identify activities contributing to their self-determination. They find an echo in the European Probation Rules and in the Council of Europe’s decisions.

The summary of the questionnaires collected in each of the 11 participating countries was compiled by the Secours Catholique. The purpose of this website is to report on these data and to identify sources of inspiration for public services, associations and chaplaincies working alongside persons deprived of their liberty.