Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2008
Centro de Integração Social e Cultural - CISC
This description of Ronaldo Monteiro's work was prepared when Ronaldo Monteiro was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
Based on his experience as a penitentiary system inmate, Ronaldo Monteiro is transforming how society views convicts. By constructing support networks and promoting entrepreneurialism, he is proving that ex-prisoners can be productive members of society and can break the cycle of repeat-offending.
The New Idea
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