Product of Prison
|Type:||NGO working on Crime|
|Address:||Alkmaarsestraat 18b, 2587 RN Den Haag|
Other:'Reintegration, Human Rights'
||Product of Prison (POP) is a Dutch non-profit organisation that was founded in the beginning of 2011. POP’s mission is to assist prisoners in Uganda with their successful rehabilitation and reintegration by giving them the skills and opportunities necessary to rebuild their lives and to return to their communities.
By acquiring vocational skills, knowledge and work experience during their time in prison, prisoners are better equipped to re-enter society and to avoid recidivism. By providing prisoners with payment for their products and/or services, prisoners are given the financial means to improve their living conditions in prison, to contribute to their families and to facilitate their re-entry into the community. POP aspires to empower prisoners, to restore a sense of humanity, to strengthen prisoners’ connection with society and to build self-confidence.
Product of Prison has a Memorandum of Understanding with Uganda Prisons Service (UPS) and all projects are set up in cooperation with the prisons service, prison staff and prisoners. To ensure the sustainability of projects, projects are coordinated and run by the prison staff and prisoners. Around 500 prisoners take part in our projects on a yearly basis in 15 different prisons in Uganda. The majority of the people supported by POP are young people (more than 70 percent is under 30 years old), who have had little or no education.