Study on the level of labour insertion of ex-prisoners of the prisons of Catalonia

The objective of this research is to study the employability of former inmates of prisons in Catalonia, Spain.
Few studies of this type have been carried out in the world and this is the first in Spain. The results show that 43.6 percent of ex-prisoners find a job after serving their sentence, but their integration in the labour market tends to be fragile, confirming that it is a very vulnerable group. It was also found that prison work has a favourable effect on employability and that vocational training has a lesser or no effect.

Start date: 01/08/2009

Finish date: 01/04/2010

Financing: Centre d’Estudis Jurídics i Formació Especialitzada – Generalitat de Catalunya

Responsable researcher: Ramon de Alós-Moner Vila

Team: Pedro López Roldán, Pere Jódar, Fernando Esteban, Fausto Miguélez

Documents and publications:

ALÓS, Ramon; ESTEBAN, Fernando; JÓDAR, Pere; MIGUÉLEZ, Fausto (2011): “Effects of Prison Work Programmes on the Employability of Ex-prisoners“. DemoSoc Working Paper, Number 43.

 ALÓS-MONER VILA, Ramón ; ESTEBAN, Fernando ; JÓDAR, Pere; MIGUÉLEZ, Fausto ; LÓPEZ-ROLDÁN, Pedro M.; ALCAIDE, Vanessa (2011): “La inserció laboral dels exinterns dels centres penitenciaris de Catalunya“. Invesbreu Criminologia. Núm. 53 , pp. 3-6.

ESTEBAN, Fernando; ALÓS, Ramon; JÓDAR, Pere; MIGUÉLEZ, Fausto (2014): “La inserción laboral de ex reclusos. Una aproximación cualitativa“. Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas, 145, pp. 181-204.

ALÓS, Ramon; ESTEBAN, Fernando; JÓDAR, Pere; MIGUÉLEZ, Fausto (2014): “Effects of prison work programmes on the employability of ex-prisoners”. European Journal of Criminology, 1–16

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