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What is Prisons

Infocommunication Skills as a Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration Tool for Inmates
A prison, also known as a correctional facility, jail, gaol, penitentiary detention center or remand center is a facility in which inmates are forcibly confined and denied a variety of freedoms under the authority of the State.
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Research on Information Literacy and Social Inclusion of Female Inmates
Aurora Cuevas-Cerveró (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain) and María Antonia Agúndez Soriano (Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF), Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5975-7.ch004
Information literacy in prisons is still an incipient issue for the scientific community, as evidenced by the absence of studies on information literacy activities in prisons. There are hardly any specific training programs for the acquisition of informational competences in Spanish prisons. They are presented results of research that have been aimed at creating a theoretical-application model of training in informational and digital skills for people in prison. The project had a methodological approach based on action research. The digital divide makes it difficult to integrate people into the labor market, leading them to social exclusion. In the case of female prisoners, this gap is even more accentuated and integration difficulties increase, so the project has adopted a gender perspective. In order to meet the objectives, a training program aimed at social and labor inclusion was created with the aim of improving the living and working conditions of women prisoners and increasing their participation as active citizens in the information society.
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Policies Information Literacy, Equality, and Gender: The Case of Spanish Prisons
The prison is an enclosure where people who have been convicted of committing a crime to serve a custodial sentence are imprisoned. They represent a danger to society.
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