|Project title||Prisonradio to decrease recidivism|
|Thematic area||Empowerment of vulnerable groups, including Roma|
|Name of the organization||Speak Out! - Association to Give Voice to the Voiceless|
|Postal address||2040 Budaörs, Halom u. 15.|
|Project manager||Hajdu Judit|
|Project timeframe||April 1st, 2015 - April 30th, 2016|
|Amount of support||44,275 €|
In 6 years the number of prisoners in Hungary has increased by 24% to more than 18,300. The rate of recidivism is 47%. The prison system focuses on punishment and sanctions. The program launched prison radio in 2 prisons based on the earlier successful pilot program at Vác. The long-term goal is to create a national prison radio network and influence public opinion. Prison radio helps conflict resolution inside prisons and provides inmates with valuable information about prison life, teaches skills and promotes contact with families. It involves civil society and improves the attitude of prison staff. During the project prison staff and civil members were be trained to start radio work in two prisons, supervise this work and exchange radio content within and outside prisons. Target groups are imprisoned men, women and young offenders. Their families and wider society are the indirect target group. The project established partnership with the Prison Service and civic organizations.