Educational atmosphere as the basis of dynamic security in a penitentiary unit


The penitentiary interventions aimed at fostering positive inmate activity towards their internal transformation (readaptation) and subsequent acceptance by the external — liberating environment (social reintegration) must take place in an appropriate educational setting. This setting should ensure an atmosphere conducive not only to isolation and disciplinary
goals but, above all, to educational and resocialization objectives. Dynamic security represents a unique philosophy for constructing security in prisons, grounded in subjective relationships between staff and inmates, actively preventing threats before they become dangerous and escalate. The article addresses the issues related to the possibilities and organizational and mental constraints influencing the implementation of dynamic security as a practice for shaping the proper educational atmosphere while maintaining safety conditions in penitentiary units.
Key words: educational atmosphere, dynamic security, penitentiary rehabilitation.


educational atmosphere; dynamic security; penitentiary rehabilitation

Published : 2024-02-02

Poklek, R. (2024). Educational atmosphere as the basis of dynamic security in a penitentiary unit. Resocjalizacja Polska, (26), 49-64.

Robert Poklek 
Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu  Poland

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