Reset your password

Cancel

Reset your password?

ICPA Workshop: Prison Futures – Greening Prisons

The International Corrections and Prisons Association, in collaboration with the Center for Promoting Lifelong Learning (CPIP), is delighted to invite you to a four-day training workshop. The topic of the event is Prison Futures – Greening Prisons and it will take place from 16 – 19 September, 2019, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

ABOUT THE EVENT

The scientific evidence for climate change is now widely accepted and it is the greatest environmental threat we face today. This issue poses an enormous threat to working lives and the global economy.

The last twenty years have seen considerable attention and focus on the role of the workplace and organisations in reducing harmful emissions, reducing the use of energy and waste. Prisons are not an exception: they need to look closely at the role they play in contributing to the climate change and the strategies they can implement to reduce their contribution. Prisons burn energy, consume resources and generate waste. As institutions, they engage in mass food production; use significant amounts of water and energy; and require significant transportation systems in order to function. Prisons like other institutions need to explore alternative ways of ‘doing the business’ and greening their approach.

The evidence is growing to show that corrections can achieve substantial cost savings in sustainability or greening strategies. The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) proposals, which will be explored in this workshop, provide correctional professionals with a framework to gain a general understanding of sustainability practices and principles and to identify examples of operations, programmes, and management strategies for self-sustaining facilities. The workshop will explore greening of correctional facilities; completing the sustainable model – preparing and training inmates; correctional industries – creating sustainable products/services and a green workforce; green re-entry programs; recommendations for greening prisons; and conclude with the sustainable correctional/detention facility of the future.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Prison staff officials working from individual prisons and also from national level.

PROGRAMME DRAFT*

Day 1 – 16 September 2019

Arrival and social networking – introduction of the structure of the programme

Day 2 – 17 September 2019

Instructors: 

Arne Kvernvik Nilsen, Psychotherapist and former governor at Norway’s Bastøy Prison

Ed WozniakCorrectional Expert Former ICPA Executive Director

Mugur PopPresident of Discover Nature NGO

Facilitator: 

Gary HillICPA Staff Training and Development Network Chair

Rodica PanaPresident, CPIP


9:00-9:15  Greetings/Introductions Welcome & Introduction

Moderator: Gary Hill, Chair, ICPA Staff Training and Development Network  

9:15-9:30   Programme Overview  

   Gary Hill, Chair, ICPA Staff Training and Development Network

9:30-10:30 The Greening of Corrections: Creating a Sustainable System (The National Institute of Corrections (NIC)).-part (I)

        • Greening Prisons
        • Educating and Training Prisoners
        • Prison Industries
        • Green Re-entry Programmes
        • Recommendations
        • Presentation

Q&A

Ed WozniakCorrectional Expert, Former ICPA Executive Director

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-12:30 Representatives from participating countries will present a description of their prison system and the main challenges they face in adopting a ‘green’ correctional                         agenda.

Each country will have allocated 40 minutes for presentation.

  Each presentation will be followed by a 20 min Q&A session

  Ed WozniakCorrectional Expert, Former ICPA Executive Director

12:30-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-14:30 The Green Agenda: How to transform a Static Security prison into a Dynamic Organism for change and growth. The Wheel of Dynamic Change.

   The Experience of Bastøy

Bastøy Prison is a medium-low security prison on Bastøy Island. The prison is on a small island and houses 125 inmates with a staff of 75 prison employees.

Previously a prison colony for young offenders, the facility aims to become “the first ecological prison in the world”. Reoffending rates have been reported at 16%,compared to a European average of around 70%.  Inmates are housed in wooden cottages and work on the prison farm.

   Q&A

  Arne Kvernvik Nilsen, Psychotherapist and Former Governor, Norway’s Bastøy Prison

14:30-14:45 Coffee Break

14:45-17:30 Green Corrections: Lessons Learned and Action Plans:  Developing a Way Forward.

       This session will explore ways in which attendees can use the time in the Workshop to develop viable actions plans to take back to their respective jurisdictions.

Each Participant will be asked to develop a 5 Point Green Action for their individual Jurisdictions/establishments.

  Q&A

  Gary Hill, Chair, ICPA Staff Training and Development Network

17:30           Wrap-up

19:00           Dinner & Discussion

Day 3 – 18 September 2019

9:30-10:30   Bridging the Gap: Understanding our Green Environment

       This session will in a very practical way help to demonstrate that human understanding of the environment is intricately wrapped up in our experiences of the environment.

It will encourage people to interact tangibly in and with nature, by drawing attention to the way humans and non-humans (including plants) are active co-habitants of our environment, including prisons.

   Presentation

   Q&A

   Mugur Pop, President of Discover Nature NGO

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-12:45 Nature at first hand (Clinical roles and scope of service within justice systems)

   Practical Session

   Mugur Pop, President of Discover Nature NGO

12:45-13:30  Lunch Break

13:30-14:30  Preparation of 5 Point Plans

   Group Exercise

   Mugur Pop, President of Discover Nature NGO

  Arne Kvernvik Nilsen, Psychotherapist and Former Governor, Norway’s Bastøy Prison

14:30-16:00  Presentation of Participants’ 5 Point Action Plans and Discussion

   Group Exercise

16:00-17:00 Review of the Workshop

  Gary Hill, Chair, ICPA Staff Training and Development Network

  Ed WozniakCorrectional Expert, Former ICPA Executive Director

  Rodica PanaPresident, CPIP

19:00           Dinner and discussions, closing remarks

Day 4 – 19 September 2019

Departure of the Participants


* This is just a draft of the programme. There might be some changes over the course to the event.

PRESENTERS

Arne Kvernvik Nilsen, Psychotherapist and former governor at Norway’s Bastøy Prison

Ed WozniakCorrectional Expert Former ICPA Executive Director

Mugur PopPresident of Discover Nature NGO

Gary HillICPA Staff Training and Development Network Chair

FEES & REGISTRATION

The workshop fee is € 300(€ 250 for ICPA Individual /Professional Members).

The fee includes:

  • Training materials;
  • Accommodation;
  • Full board provided during the course of the event;
  • Coffee breaks;
  • Certificate of attendance.

Please note that ICPA is not able to cover flights or any other travel fees. Participants have to make these arrangements themselves.

If you would like to register for the event, please download this form (Click here), fill in the details and send it back to contacticpa@icpa.org .

Bear in mind that we could only accommodate 15 participants!

Registration deadline: 30.08.2019