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2019, Volume 105, Issue 4

Halfway houses in The Polish Model of Social Reintegration − possibilities and limitations


Sławomir Grzesiak1
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1IBR, WSKiP


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Summary (original language)

The aim of this article is the analysis of the possibilities of introduction in The Polish Model of Social Reintegration in the form of a pilot project to create halfway houses that are more or less successfully operating in other countries. The publication is an attempt to initiate a scientific discourse on assessing the adaptability and implementation of this type of institution to the national model which, as has been highlighted for many years by communities focused on social reintegration, requires systemic solutions. Reflection on halfway houses can be an impulse for an interdisciplinary view of the solution proposed in this area and the development of legal regulations combining and integrating the activities of services responsible for social inclusion. The study seeks to identify the main areas of analysis regarding the adaptation and implementation of halfway houses to current social conditions in the context of reducing prison recidivism, as well as to answer the question what kind of halfway houses would be optimal in current Polish socio-cultural conditions.


Key words

penitentiary recidivism, halfway house, social activity, social readaptation, recydywa penitencjarna, dom przejściowy, aktywność społeczna, aktywność społeczna