Education in prison

The Center for Continuing Academic Education at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of Justice are currently involved in a joint project that is being conducted as part of the "offender education concept" developed in 2010. Based on legal mandate (State Youth Correctional Facilities Act [LJSt VollzG]), the penal institutions in Schifferstadt, Wittlich, and Zweibrücken will be advised as they go through the corresponding change processes. It is expected that the project will run from October 2011 to September 2013. It is being sponsored by the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of Social Affairs, Labor, Health, and Demography and the European Social Fund.