Welcome to the
Prison Archive

Our line of work is the documentation of and the education about the law and the legal reality in german prisons.

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.

Research

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.

Teaching

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.

“There doesn’t have to be punishment,
certainly no imprisonment.”

Who we are

The following people participate in our work

Johannes Feest

Professor in Retirement

Christine Graebsch

Professor at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Sven-U. Burkhardt

Lawyer and visiting Professor at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Christina Lederer

Lawyer

Tim Kämper

Lawyer

Melanie Schorsch

Research Assistant

Natalie Ozimek


Responsible for the processing of incoming and outgoing mail

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