The “double isolation”: school in prison in times of pandemic. Problems and possible actions for human development in and after the emergency


The Covid-19 pandemic led to further restrictions within the prison, which exacerbated pre-existing problems and weaknesses. The school in prison, which has always suffered from low visibility and lack of recognition of its specific features compared to other educational contexts, has had to face numerous difficulties in using distance learning. All this has undermined the right to study, which is an indispensable tool to support that path of personal growth and maturation capable of supporting the abandonment of deviant values for a positive social reintegration. In the light of the conditions of education in prison during the Covid-19 pandemic, this article contributes to the analysis of the resilient strategies adopted by detention facilities to cope with the interruption of in-presence activities, proposing a functional operational and design model in and after the emergency.