Can technology support Rescaled Detention?
Stichting Restorative Justice Nederland is part of a European partnership WISH-EU. WISH-EU stands for Working In Small scale Detention Houses. With this partnership RJN is organizing learning labs as part of the European programme WISH-EU: www.wish-eu.eu.
As part of WISH-EU, on February 7 from 10.00-12.00 Veronique Aicha will moderate an online learning lab about technology in relation to detention houses. She invited me as expert and challenged me to think about technology in the context of RESCALED.
This project is funded by the European Union. Partners in this are RESHAPE, Stichting Restorative Justice Nederland, Prison Insider, FARAPEJ, Vzw De Huizen and RESCALED. One of the goals is to create European Rules of Detention Houses, in addition to the European Prison Rules.
Detention houses are small-scale, differentiated and community-integrated. Technology has become an indispensable part of our society. It is completely ingrained into the DNA of the daily life of every human being in our Western society. So how should technology be a part of detention houses and fits their ambition to be community-integrated? We will discuss during this learning lab on February 7th with people from all over Europe how to use these principles as the baseline to start a digital transformation journey.
I already have written some thoughts on this: you can find it on the following blog https://www.wish-eu.eu/rescaled-and-technology/