The annual Council of Europe Conference of Reintegration and Prison Service Managers in Funchal will discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the mental health of inmates and prison staff and the enhanced use of new technologies.
The conference scheduled for September 20-21 and jointly organized by the Directorate General of Reintegration Services and Prisons, the conference, entitled “Gaining an advantage over the pandemic”, will be attended by the Minister of Justice, Francesca Van Donem, and intends to analyze it. The effects of Covid-19 on the mental health of prison inmates and the lessons that the response to the pandemic in this sector has brought into the future.
Also on the agenda of the conference is a reflection of the statistical data on Covid-19 collected over the past few months in prisons, as well as ethical and organizational issues associated with the increased use of new technologies in prisons and in the field of reintegration, where, according to the organization, artificial intelligence is included.
Participants will also consider how to manage people accused or convicted of sexual offences, with the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe – the institution’s decision-making body, which includes the foreign ministers (or permanent diplomatic representatives) of each member state – currently preparing a set of recommendations for legislative and practical guidance to the authorities. National.
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