PERCEPTION OF ICED’S STAFF ON PARENTHOOD IN ALBANIAN PRISON

Juliana Ajdini, Erika Bejko

Abstract


Staffs of prison have played an important role in the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners. At a time when the prison population is changing and human rights approach also is include in all the aspects of our lives, the roles and challenges of prison’s staff should reflect these changes also. Parenting is one of them. This article presented the perception of 10 prison’s staff with psycho-social profile in 5 ICED Albania on parenting in prisons. The main issues addressed include the challenges faced by parents in prisons, relationships with children / relatives and programs they offer as professionals. Was used qualitative study and as instrument was a semi-structured interview. Parenthood in Albanian prisons seems to represent an entirely new issue. Gender norms seem to favor staff discussions only with mothers imprisoned. Lack of proper parenting programs and gender direction proves that it should be done more in this direction.

Keywords: prison’s staff, parenthood, prison, psycho-social programs.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.0001/(aj).v2i5.668

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.0001/(aj).v2i5.668.g1803

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