Welcome to the
What we do
Consulting, Education, Commitment
Pro Bono Legal Advice
We provide voluntary written legal advice by students and lawyers for inmates in prisons, pre-trial detention and forensic psychiatric institutions. Our work includes answering letters from prisoners about legal issues.
The Prison Archive is dedicated to the legal reality in prisons. Besides collecting legal documents, court decisions, and legal and criminological literature, we also also carry out research projects about the prison system.
The understanding of being imprisoned, conveyed through correspondence with different inmates, flows into teaching at various universities (FH Dortmund, University of Bremen, University of Hamburg) as well as into scientific publications and legal policy disputes.
In our Blog we will inform about developments in legal/criminal policy, about new court decisions, recent research and other topics regarding imprisonment
“There doesn’t have to be punishment,
certainly no imprisonment.”
Who we are
The following people participate in our work
Lawyer and visiting Professor at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Responsible for the processing of incoming and outgoing mail