Martina Justova

Ashoka Fellow
Slovakia
Fellow Since 2005

Citation

This profile was prepared when Martina Justova was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2005.
Introduction
Martina is combating high rates of prisoner recidivism in Slovakia by introducing rehabilitation into the country’s secretive and repressive penal system. Bringing outsiders into prisons to provide education and social support to long-term inmates, as well as providing post-release work opportunities, she is not only preparing these inmates to cope with life outside prison walls, but also forcing a corrupt system to become more transparent and accountable.
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