Council of Europe holds annual Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services

Berlin, June 5.– The Council of Europe annual conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services will convene on June 6 and 7 to explore innovative responses to challenges such as prison overcrowding, the need to improve living conditions in prisons, the increasing number of people with mental problems in prison and probation and how Berlin-Bradenburg Academy of Sciences & Humanitiesto better help offenders reintegrate into society. This 28th Conference will be held at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jägerstrasse 22/23, 10117 Berlin

Hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Justice, the conference will bring together directors of prison and probation services from the 46 Council of Europe member states, its observer states, and international experts and organizations.

Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge and State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Justice of Germany Angelika Schlunck will speak at the opening.

The conference will be open to the media. Requests for accreditation should be submitted to the press contact below.

Conference website
Contact: Jaime Rodriguez, tel. +33 6 89 99 50 42

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