Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2001
Fundación Horizontes de Libertad
This description of José David Toro's work was prepared when José David Toro was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2001.
In order to break the cycle of violence, incarceration, continued violence, and recidivism in Colombia, José David Toro is creating "Peace Laboratories" in prisons that prepare inmates for life outside, coupled with businesses that provide work opportunities and crucial, positive contact with society.
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