Zafer Kirac

Ashoka Fellow

Citation

This profile was prepared when Zafer Kirac was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2013.
Introduction
Zafer Kıraç is transforming Turkey’s closed penal system by building bridges between prisons and society. Bringing some of Turkey’s leading civil organizations (COs) and universities into the prisons, Civil Society in the Penal System (CISST) acts as a platform to provide social and educational support to prisoners and prison personnel.
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