Contents 

// Editorial

Cooperation and knowledge sharing: a lever in the policy development process
Pedro das Neves
Director

// Interviews

Promoting a more cohesive legal space in Ibero-America and beyond
Arkel Benítez Mendizábal
Secretary-General of COMJIB, Conference of Ministers of Justice of the Ibero-American Countries

Serbia’s judicial reform: the strategy to get closer to joining the European Union
Nela Kuburovic
Minister of Justice of the Republic of Serbia

Council for Penological Cooperation of the Council of Europe: developing standards for prison and probation services
Vivian Geiran
President of the Council for Penological Cooperation (PC-CP) of the Council of Europe and Director of the Irish Probation Service

The Spanish penitentiary system: changes to comply with European regulations and current challenges
Ángel Yuste Castillejo
Secretary-General of Penitentiary Institutions, Spain

The weight of history in a correctional system in transition
Priit Kama
Deputy Secretary-General for Prisons, Estonia

The untouchable social work principles of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation probation system
Annie Devos
Director General of the Houses of Justice, Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Belgium

A model system for its sense of mission and high recruitment standards
Joerg Jesse
Director General of the Prison and Probation Administration of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

New infrastructure as a lever for the modernization and streamlining of the correctional system
Peter Severin
Commissioner of the New South Wales Corrective Services, Australia

Correctional Service of Canada: when one of the best systems faces major challenges
Don Head
Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada

Transnational cooperation in the correctional sector as a win-win strategy
Peter van der Sande
President of the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA)

The Catalan prison work model in times of transition
Juan Torres López
Director General of the Centre for Reintegration Initiatives, Catalonia, Spain

Advocating for human rights: the mirage of the de-politicization of criminal policies
Alison Hannah
Executive Director of Penal Reform International (PRI)

// Experts’ Panel 

One, Together, or Side by Side? Different views on the organisation of prison and probation systems

Invited decision-makers: Annie Devos, Esa Vesterbacka, Jana Špero, Joerg Jesse, Marc Cerón i Riera, Svilen Tsvetanov, Vivian Geiran

// Articles 

The children of prisoners: communication that heals relationships
Oliver Drews

Serbian prisons towards the EU acquis
Catalin Bejan

More short prison sentences or alternatives: which way do we go?
Natalia Delgrande & Marcelo F. Aebi

How to reduce the number of women in prison
Maartje Krabbe

American jails: the advent of three-door justice centers
Ken Ricci

Radicalisation prevention in prisons and in the community
Susana Reis and Marina Soares

Electronic monitoring as an intermediate punitive territory
Nuno Caiado

Criminal justice is increasingly eager to embrace the technological revolution
José Demetrio

Technological solutions for corrections: develop or purchase?
Steven Van De Steene

Collaborating across boundaries: unifying the correctional community in innovating technology solutions
Simon Bonk and Janak Alford

Modernization of the penitentiary systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: the role of the Inter-American Development Bank
Andres Restrepo Restrepo

Empowering prisoners through technology
Francis Toye

// Partners

Unilink

GEOSATIS

TELIO

Connexall

SIVECO Romania

Beira Interior University – BSAFE LAB

Abilis Solutions – CORIS

PrisonCloud

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