Ron Nikkel served as President and CEO of Prison Fellowship International (PFI) for more than 30 years. In his time at PFI, Nikkel has visited more than 1,000 prisons in more than 100 countries. He has seen horrendous injustice during his visits but has established strong relationships with prison officials who grant PFI the access to… Continue reading In Conversation With Ron Nikkel: ” Justice Cannot Be Equated To Punishment.”
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After much media “outrage” over his alleged ‘out of turn’ treatment by parole board and furlough authorities, Sanjay Dutt, a victim of his own fame, is back in jail having been refused an extension of his furlough. Now that the qualm-filled souls in the media and public are at rest, it is time to ask… Continue reading Furlough and Parole- A Reality Check
Maja Daruwala has been the Executive Director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) since 1996. CHRI is a leading international NGO that advocates for good governance and the building of open societies, with a special focus on police and prison reforms, sexual minority rights, and the right to information. In a candid interview with Preshti, Maja… Continue reading In Conversation With Maja Daruwala: “If we stop the denial, we may get to a solution.”
When India got independence in 1947, it was to function as an Independent Democratic Republic Socialist Secular system. The framers of the Indian constitution had dreamt of an India which gives equal treatment to all irrespective of any distinction on any regard whether it be on caste, creed, class, sex, religion or any other basis.… Continue reading Democracy and a Prisoner’s Right To Vote.
Peter Jones is a recognized national leader in working with victims of sexual violence and trauma who disclose this both within the custodial setting and mental health arena, and he has presented his work at a number of national and international conferences.He was awarded a BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychology) Fellowship in 2009… Continue reading In Conversation With Peter Jones: Addressing the Roots of Offensive Behaviour
One word simplifies the reality of the prison system—broken. The reasons are many, but one view, which focuses on democratic governance, identifies the fundamental problem as a reflection of the greater societal structure. Society does not pressure those who are accountable for administering the criminal justice system to improve the prison system. After all, is… Continue reading Prison Diaries : Connecting Prison Conditions and Human Needs.
Preshti, In collaboration with the Symbiosis Law School, Pune, conducted an awareness program during which the initiative put together a street play, depicting the conditions of prisoners in Indian jails, which proves that our criminal justice system is not progressing towards reformation but still believes in the retributive system of punishment. It stressed on the… Continue reading Udaan: Ek Nai Soch: A Street Play on Prisoner’s Rights and Rehabilitation
Preshti and The Alexis Centre For Human Rights is looking for creative, intelligent and passionate minds from Pune who are willing to join the organization and help us in our endeavor. Currently, we are recruiting for the three posts mentioned below. 1. Creative Associates: The associates will be responsible for designing posters for the organization’s activities… Continue reading Recruitment Notice: Preshti and The Alexis Centre For Human Rights.
I am 36 years old. I have been working with the local communities in New Zealand, Sydney and Melbourne for the last sixteen years. I am of Samoan origin and grew up in New Zealand. I dropped out of school at sixteen and have no formal education. What lead up to going into prison started… Continue reading Prison Diaries : Andrew’s Story