The Education behind Foreign Bars Foundation (Educatie achter buitenlandse tralies) (Eabt) is a volunteer organisation that was founded in 2004. Since that year, the Foundation has successfully organised remote education in Dutch for Dutch detainees in prisons abroad and has coordinated this education from the Netherlands.

Education behind Foreign Bars Foundation

Learning deprivation is found more often among detainees than among the average Dutch. Some can hardly read and write Dutch and do not meet the primary school end level. Most have not taken, let alone successfully completed, any follow-up education or vocational training. Their chances of actual participation in Dutch society and particularly in the labour market are therefore slim.



Educational programmes for foreign prisoners in European countries

The author conducts research as an external PhD-candidate affiliated to the Criminal Law and Criminology Group at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University. E-mail: frans.lemmers@maastrichtuniversity.nl



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