Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1996
Vida Nueva
This description of Elvira Alvarez Alá's work was prepared when Elvira Alvarez Alá was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1996.
Elvira Alvarez has developed and is now spreading a comprehensive, community-based model program to assist poor people in Bolivian prisons by hastening judicial procedures and generating new methods of rehabilitation.
The New Idea
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