Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2005
This description of Carlos Andre Abreu Carneiro's work was prepared when Carlos Andre Abreu Carneiro was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2005.
The Brazilian prison system serves over 300,000 imprisoned citizens in the country, of which 70 percent are young people. The violence that reigns in the system puts the jailed population at constant risk. André Abreu developed a participatory model for social reintegration of jailed youths in Ceará, organizing social networks made up of inmates and civil society organizations, with participation of families and penitentiary agents. This work enables the young people not only to improve their lives inside the penal units but also to have better reintegration in society when they leave prison
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