Dispatches from Germany

In 2013, staff from the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera)—along with a number of our American corrections partners—traveled to Germany to tour German prisons and learn about their approach to incarceration. The resulting exchange sparked a longer-term partnership between Vera and corrections officials in Germany—and Vera has since planned two additional exchange visits.

This blog series highlights the last trip embarked on by Vera’s Restoring Promise team and includes reflections from Vera staff and our partners on how international exchanges can inform the work to reform the living and working conditions in our jails and prisons.

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