Social Responsibility: Proposal of Social Re-inclusion of Inmates of the Brazilian Prison System Through Higher Education

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Approaches to Global Sustainability, Markets, and Governance
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de Souza Vasconcelos A.L.F.
Bertolin P.T.M.
Angotti B.
Abreu R.
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© 2020, The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.The present proposal presents a pilot action research in progress at the Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (UPM), in São Paulo, Brazil, in partnership with the Department of Penitentiary Administration of the State Government of São Paulo aimed at the recovery and social inclusion of prison inmates, through the offer of vacancies in undergraduate courses at the University, as well as of additional citizen qualification. The courses are Advanced Technology in Marketing, Commercial Management, and Human Resource Management. Social responsibility in educating for the full exercise of citizenship is part of the University’s Institutional Development Plan and this project is in line with UPM’s mission. Since the beginning of 2019, fifteen students from the Butanta Women’s Penitentiary, the only semi-open female unit in the city of São Paulo, participate in the project in a semi-presential manner, performing activities in prison and attending university for weekly training. The aim of the project is to help the semi-open regime to actually fulfill its role by ensuring effective qualification and increasing the employability potential of the prisoners participating in it, not only during the execution of the sentence, but also after inclusion in the labor market. The authors present the partial results of this initiative, taking stock of the first six months of the project, as well as presenting the challenges of the coming semesters. This project was inspired by social responsibility projects carried out with detainees at the Instituto Politécnico da Guarda, Portugal, for that reason the interinstitutional partnership.
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