An international event that promotes and gathers the most innovative programs in the world about the prison systems.
Contribute to the creation of a network between the various agents and decision makers in the criminal sector.
Raise awareness of innovative solutions and approaches to the prison system.
Foster the adoption of public policies in the prison system that are increasingly humanistic and efficient.
Prison Insights ’22!
09h00 | Registration & Check-in
09h30 | Welcome & Opening
> João Gouveia, President of RESHAPE (PT)
> Margarida Olazabal Cabral, Partner at Morais Leitão (PT)
> Guilherme d’Oliveira Martins, Trustee of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (PT)
10h00 | Keynote: We need to talk about prisons.
> Sara Hyde (UK)
10h20 | Live Interview with a Prison Radio
> Mina Hadjian, RøverRadion (NO)
> Simen Larsern, RøverRadion (NO)
10h40 | Coffee-Break
11h20 | Houses as a new paradigm of the Prison System?
> Koen Geens, Former Minister of Justice (BE)
12h00 | Panel: Houses or Prisons
> Johan Lothe, Wayback (NO)
> MJ Paranzino, Liberty Choir (UK)
> Sabrina Puddu, KU Leuven (BE)
12h50 | Rescaled Lunch @ Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Gardens
14h30 | Simultaneous Panels
WORK IN PRISON
Max Dubiel, Redemption Roasters (UK)
Al Crisci, HMPSS (UK)
ART IN PRISONS
Ginny Dougary (UK)
Paulo Lameiro, SAMP (PT)
Baz Dreisinger, Writing on the Wall (US)
15h30 | Performance: How we build community?
> MJ Paranzino, Liberty Choir (UK)
16h00 | Keynote: Why I’m more than my past?
> Mandy Ogunmokun, Treasures Foundation (UK)
16h20 | Closing remarks
> Duarte Fonseca, CEO of RESHAPE (PT)
16h40 | Closing
> Jorge Costa, Deputy Minister for Justice (PT)
About previous editions…
“To me Prison Insights ‘19 was one of the best events I attended in the social sector. And I have attended many! Amazing speakers.”
“By sharing innovative projects with incarcerated persons, Prison Insights ‘21 made us think outside the box.”
“This model of humanity should be replicated around the world: an approach where trust prevails over the obsession with punishment”
“Another wonderful session, with a spectacular speaker and an indescribable potential to leave us thinking. I can only thank you for providing me with this spectacular learning moment.”
Drug use led to numerous prison sentences and abandoning her own children. Once Mandy found recovery she wanted to let others know that there is hope, and that we can all change and come back to life. Mandy subsequently embarked on a life mission to understand , support and guide hurting women.
Mandy’s dedication in supporting others, led to her establish Treasures Foundation, to aid women with substance issues and housing needs. Mandy’s tenacity and vision secured three connecting houses located in East London that are staffed day and night to provide continuous individual support to up to nine women.
Treasures Foundation (UK)
His 2016 TED talk has reached over 1.7 million views. Most recently, MASS was featured on CBS’ 60 minutes and recognized as the winner of the AIA 2022 Architecture Firm of the Year, AIA 2021 Collaborative Achievement Award, Wall Street Journal’s 2020 Architecture Innovator. Michael co-authored The Architecture of Health: Hospital Design and the Construction of Dignity published by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Under Michael’s guidance and in collaboration with Reginald Dwayne Betts, MASS is currently working on the Freedom Libraries project.
Ted Talk: https://massdesigngroup.org/team/michael-murphy#lightbox=/ted-architecture-built-to-heal
Mass Design Group (US)
Public Prosecutor for 37 years.
Jorge Albino Alves Costa has also held other positions as a result of his dedication to the public cause: Member of the High Council of the Public Prosecution Service; Deputy Inspector General of the Justice Services; Advisor at the Supreme Administrative Court and at the Constitutional Court; Head of Office of the Minister of Justice (1999) and of the Minister of Home Affairs (2015-2017); Lecturer (part-time) at the Centre for Judicial Studies of European and International Law matters and trainer in labour law in the courts.
He accompanied the Portuguese Presidency of the EU in 1999/2000, 2007, and 2021.
He collaborates with multiple institutions and bodies, national and international, on European Union Law and judicial cooperation in criminal matters’s issues.
He served as Director-General for Justice Policy from March 1, 2021 to March 29, 2022.
He took office as Deputy Minister for Justice of the XXIII Constitutional Government of Portugal on March 30, 2022.
Deputy Minister for Justice (PT)
Guilherme D'Oliveira Martins
Guilherme d’Oliveira Martins has presided over the Arts Board of the National Centre of Culture; is a Corresponding Member of the Lisbon Academy of Science; a full time member of the Naval Academy; an Academic of Merit of the Portuguese Academy of History; Guest Tenured Professor at the Lusíada University of Lisbon and ISCSP – the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences of the Technical University of Lisbon.
He held the positions of the National Centre of Culture (2002 – 2016), President of the Portuguese Court of Audit (2005-2015), and Council of Corruption Prevention (2008-2015), EUROSAI – European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (2011-2014) and the Contact Committee of the Presidents of Supreme European Union Audit Institutions (2011-2012); General Auditor of the Assembly of the Western European Union (2008-2011); Minister to the Presidency (2000-2002), of Finance (2001-2002) and Education (1999-2000); State Secretary for Education Administration (1995-1999); Member of Parliament (1980-1985, 1991-1995, re-elected in 1995, 1999, 2002-2005); Vice-President of the National UNESCO Commission (1988-1994).
He was President of SEDES – the Association for Economic and Social Development (1985-1995); and Chair of the Steering Committee of the Council of Europe that drafted the Faro Convention on the value of Cultural Heritage in contemporary society (Faro, 27th October 2005).
He has been awarded the Grand-Cross of the Military Order of Christ and Grand Officer in the Order of Infante D. Henrique; Commander of the Order of Isabel, the Catholic (Spain); Grand-Cross in the Order of Cruzeiro do Sul (Brazil); Officer in the Order of the Legion of Honour (France); Medal of Gratitude from the European Solidarity Centre (Poland); Cross of the Grand Officer in the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland; Municipal Medal of Merit – Gold Standard (Municipal Council of Loulé); Minister Victor Nunes Leal Collar of Merit (Court of Audit, Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
Guilherme d’Oliveira Martins
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (PT)
In November 2013, she founded the Association Røverhuset, the organization behind the production of RøverRadion, an award-winning radio program that is made, every week, by persons incarcerated in Norwegian prisons.
Since its inception, more than 140 incarcerated persons have stood in front of the microphone. In 2017, RøverRadion, became the only prison radio in the world that is regularly broadcasted outside the prison walls, in the whole country, through a collaboration with the national radio NRK P2.
As of 2019, RøverRadion is produced in Oslo, Bredtveit, Sarpsborg, Eidsberg and Halden prisons and is also broadcasted on podcasts.
Mina is also the CEO and founder of Prison Radio International.
Before his political career, he practised law and co-founded the largest independent law firm in Belgium. He studied law at the University of Antwerp and KU Leuven and obtained a Master of Laws from Harvard University.
Since 1986 he is Extraordinary Professor at the University of Leuven (KULeuven) where he teaches company law, financial law and legal ethics.
Former minister of Justice (BE)
Margarida Olazabal Cabral
She is part of the administrative and public law, urban planning and spatial planning teams. She has been active in the most diverse areas of administrative law, with particular emphasis on public procurement issues. She has advised both public entities and competitors, as well as in the contract execution phase. In recent years, a large part of its activity has been developed in the area of concession contracts.
She was an Assistant at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, from 1994 to 2002. And she currently teaches “Business Administrative Law” at the Masters in Administrative Law at the Catholic Faculty of Law – Lisbon School. Margarida frequently participates in seminars and conferences on administrative law issues, namely public procurement and administrative litigation.
She is also at the President of Social Responsibility Committee of Morais Leitão.
Margarida Olazabal Cabral
Morais Leitão (PT)
He was born in Germany, studied in Scotland (St Andrews). Worked in consulting for 3 years (Accenture) and then ventured into the coffee business in London. Max partnered with the Ministry of Justice to launch a coffee roastery and academy ‘on the inside’.
Launched Redemption Roasters (www.redemptionroasters.com). There they teach offenders coffee skills and aim to place them with their wholesale customers or in one of their own shops upon release. Ex-offenders are 50% less likely to reoffend if they have a job on release.
Redemption Roasters now operate 10 busy cafes in central London, an industrial-scale roastery at HMP The Mount and a fast-growing portfolio of wholesale clients.
Redemption Roasters (UK)
Sara has a background in grassroots community and feminist activism, has been a local government councillor since 2018 and is Chief Whip. She’s been London Assembly and a parliamentary candidate. She is the Chair of Fabian Women’s Network.
Sara is passionate about social justice, creating a just justice system and elevating diverse voices. She likes Kate Bush, red wine and her twin boys.
Would you like to know more about Sara’s work:
> We need to talk about Prisons, TedX Talk, 2015, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJbpiCQRFco
> Hyde, S. and Harriott, P. (June 2019) ‘A vision for prison reform’. The Fabian Review.
> Bartlett, A., Frater, A. and Hyde, S. (Feb 2018) ‘Suicide and the criminal justice system: a more complete picture’, The Lancet Psychiatry 5(2): 106-107.
> Hyde, S. (September 2021) ‘World Suicide Prevention Day: How Labour should approach prison suicide’, Labour List https://labourlist.org/2021/09/world-suicide-prevention-day-how-labour-should-approach-prison-suicide/
> Hyde, S. (Feb 2020) ‘I worked in Holloway prison for six years. Here’s what I learnt about deporting “foreign national offenders” ’, Labour List https://labourlist.org/2020/02/i-worked-in-holloway-prison-for-six-years-heres-what-i-learnt-about-deporting-foreign-national-offenders/
> Hyde, S. (May 2019) ‘Undoing Failing Grayling’s probation privatisation is only a first step’, Labour List https://labourlist.org/2019/05/undoing-failing-graylings-probation-privatisation-is-only-a-first-step/
> Hyde, S. (May 2018) ‘Our prisons are in crisis- that’s why we need women’s centres’, Labour List https://labourlist.org/2018/05/our-prisons-are-in-crisis-thats-why-we-need-womens-centres/
> Hyde, S. (March 2018) ‘Gauke’s Prison Utopia’, Huffington Post https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/gaukes-prison-utopia-will-dwp-style-sanctions-get_uk_5a9fe7fce4b06f37ce9b731b
> Hyde, S. (Nov 2015) ‘Closing Holloway prison to make way for luxury flats isn’t a triumph’, The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/100-year-sentences-deny-perpetrators-the-chance-of-change-and-allow-us-to-forget-their-humanity-9039959.html
Criminal Justice Expert (UK)
She is also an entertainer, composer and arranger who runs vocal workshops for groups and corporations. She is passionate about singing and how it is a force for all that is positive in life. MJ’s Choirs are non-auditioning choirs, with over 200 members. The choirs sing all styles of music.
She music directs Liberty Choir, creates the music programme, and is responsible for auditioning and training new musical directors and accompanists as Liberty Choir extend into an increasing number of prisons.
Liberty Choir (UK)
A 2018 Global Fulbright Scholar and current Fulbright Scholar Specialist, Dr. Baz speaks regularly about justice issues on international media and in myriad settings around the world, and is also a journalist who writes and produces for such outlets as The New York Times and National Public Radio (NPR).
Incarceration Nations Network (US)
Today he is managing Wayback, a national Norwegian, which goal is to support convicts in returning to society.
Lothe represents the rights of inmates as a member of The Parliamentary Ombud’s prevention unit’s advisory committee. He is also involved as a member of different steering groups focusing on psychiatric health of inmates.
Today Lothe is involved in a R&D project which looks at designing small detention units integrated in society. This is a part of Wayback’s international co-operation with Rescaled. Lothe says it’s exciting to develop a detention unit incorporated in society, designed to the specific needs of the inmates. He has managed to turn his wrongdoings in life to a meaningful job where his experience becomes valuable.
Sabrina has co-authored two books and publishes regularly in architectural magazines and journals. She has taught design and history and theory at several institutions including the Royal College of Art, the Architectural Association, Central Saint Martins, Leeds Beckett University, and the University of Cagliari. At KU Leuven she co-teaches the design studio ‘This is not a prison farm. Vacant farmland for the settlement of an imperfect community’ where, together with the students of the Master’s in Architecture, she is working on a proposal for residential farms whose cohabitation is based on principles of restorative and environmental justice.
Leuven University (BE)
Al later returned to the UK and worked in the Mirabelle Michelin star restaurant in London as a commis chef, before he joined the Regent Crest hotel as banqueting head chef for two years. He then went on to set up his own restaurant and wine bar in Croydon which he ran for eight years.
In 1994, Al joined High Down prison as a chef and worked his way up to Catering Manager in 1999, serving 2000 meals a day. He introduced the NVQ training programme in the main kitchen at High Down and set up gourmet lunches four or five times a year for potential employers to come in and dine. A table was set up in the store room where potential employers came in to eat and meet the prisoners.
In 2005, the prison was expanding and Al was asked by the Governor how he wanted to develop the catering department. This is when the idea of The Clink Restaurant was born.
In 2007 Al’s team was awarded a Butlers Trust Award, presented at Buckingham Palace, for Education & Skills Training.
In 2005 Al was awarded The BBC Radio Four Food & Farming Award for “Best Dinner Man”.where he announced the Clink Concept to train and rehabilitate prisoners and support them into employment.
In 2009, Al was awarded an MBE for “Services to the Hospitality Industry” shortly after, Al also opened the first Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down with an ex offender as Head Chef and an ex offender as Maitre D and now ten years on The Clink Charity operates four prisoner training restaurants, two prison gardens an event catering service from a new production kitchen built in a woman’s prison and a café in Manchester city centre.
In 2011, after winning “The Education & Training Award” at the prestigious CATEYS awards, Al achieved an “Outstanding” in the OFSTED report.
In 2015 Al was appointed Honorary Member Of The City & Guilds Of London Institute in recognition of significant involvement in, and contribution to, the furtherance of the work of the institute in technical and vocational education and training.
In 2016 Al was awarded The Prince Philip Medal by HRH The Princess Royal
In 2016 Al was the only UK representative for the World Culinary Prize and was Shortlisted
In 2018 Al was named Public Sector Top 20 Most Influential Public Sector Caterers for the 3rd time.
In 2020 Al was awarded City & Guilds highest honour, a Fellowship.
Al has now taken on a project for HMPPS working on Standard Nutritious Prison Menus and also Operational Project Lead for COVID-19 and EU Exit Prisoner food supply contingency.
He became involved with RøverRadion as an inmate of Oslo prison in 2015-16. He started working with debates for RøverRadion in 2017 and became an employee in 2018. He works with debates, projects, lobbying and politics.
In 2021 he was the project manager of RøverPride: The worlds first in-prison Prideparade.
He is also a student of criminology at the University of Oslo.
She has interviewed some of the most extraordinary global figures in music, politics, art and literature. From Donald Trump to Al Gore, from George Clooney to Steven Spielberg. She worked for The Times for several decades and her work has appeared all over the world. She now writes freelance for a variety of newspapers and magazines in the UK and Australia.
She’s also the co-founder of the Liberty Choir programme, where she does lobby, publicise and create opportunities both in and outside prisons, including events and fundraising, and be an advocate for the prisoners.
Since 1992, it is especially from his hometown that he has developed education and artistic production projects for early childhood, including Berço das Artes, Músicos de Fraldas, Concertos para Bebés and Pinhal das Artes. More recently, he has become interested in artistic practices with the community, of which projects such as Ópera na Prisão (Opera in Prison), with inmates, Novas Primaveras for the elderly, Il Trovatore or os Roma do Lis with Roma communities.
He is the father of Simão and Natércia, and his hobby is breeding KOI carp for those who like to look for a long time.
Ópera na Prisão (PT)
João Gouveia is Co-founder and President of RESHAPE since 2020.
He has a degree in Business Administration and Management from Universidade Católica Portuguesa and a Master’s in Finance from the London Business School. He was Deputy to the Secretary of State for Finance and has a long history of professional experience in investment, banking and consulting. In recent years, he has been Director of Asset Management at Montepio Gestão de Ativos Imobiliários and director of several companies in the Montepio Group. In recent years, he has also been a university professor in the Post-Graduate Course in Real Estate Management and Valuation at Instituto Superior de Gestão.
The desire to contribute to a more fair and inclusive society led him to dedicate himself to social impact projects. In addition to his constant involvement at RESHAPE – where he performs roles of strategic and cultural vision, leadership, people management and financial execution – he is co-founder and Non-Executive Director at Maze Impact S.A.
He is part of the Just a Change non-profit organization and was for 3 years the head of Strategy and Development of the organization.
Currently, Duarte is the CEO of RESHAPE, a non-profit organization he helped to create that aims to redesign the Prison System and improve social reintegration rates. He’s also the co-founder of Reshape Ceramics a social business that intends to create jobs to the prison community.
Duarte is also part of the Global Shapers Community, from the World Economic Forum since 2019.
She launched the B Corp movement in Portugal and Lusophone Africa at IES – Social Business School, evaluated social business investment projects at Yunus Social Business (Albania);
Lénia was an advisor for the Minister of Economy managing the Adjustment Program between the Portuguese Government and Troika, and Strategy and Operations consultant at Deloitte Portugal.
She has a degree (B.Sc.) in Economics from Nova SBE and a Master (M.Sc.) in Management from the Portuguese Catholic University.
NOVA SBE & RESHAPE (PT)
Helene De Vos
She is currently the Executive Director of RESCALED, a European movement that supports the use of detention houses instead of large prison institutions.
Helene De Vos
Gonçalo Noronha Andrade
Gonçalo Noronha Andrade
RESHAPE & RESCALED (PT)
Jacob is a previous Prison Insights Speaker, and you can check is keynote HERE.
OffPloy Foundation (UK)
Hugo joined the Foundation in 2005 to help set up an agenda in the migration/integration field. Prior to that he was a consultant at the Portuguese Justice Ministry engaged in the planning of the new judiciary map. Between 1998 and 2005, he published several articles and three books in the field of migration and criminality. Hugo holds an MA in Historical and Economic Sociology (New University of Lisbon, 2002), having concluded his Masters after field work at a prison for juvenile offenders. He also holds a graduate studies diploma in Ethnicities and Nationalisms (Universiteit Van Amsterdam, 2000) and a Degree in Sociology (New University of Lisbon, 1997).
At the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, for the last 9 years, Hugo manages a capacity-building, networking and grant giving initiative on the field of Participatory Artistic Projects targeting Social Impact.
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (PT)