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Archive for August, 2013

Family Conferences are essentially public occasions

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Because Family Conferences involve many people from disparate families, most often not known to each other before coming together on these occasions, they have amazing poignancy, and often elicit bewildering emotions. They give the participants experience in talking to others, especially strangers, about the obloquy they have felt in having one of their members in prison.

A large Family Conference

A large Family Conference

Rising from the ashes: practical explorations in rehabilitation and social re-integration in the prisons of Zululand

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

OSF paper

 

Please e-mail Nonceba to request a copy of this paper.

Lucia Trimbur from CUNY visited Phoenix in August 2013

Thursday, August 15th, 2013
Lucia visited a number of sites in and around Eshowe including the Dhlinza Forest Boardwalk

Lucia visited a number of sites in and around Eshowe including the Dhlinza Forest Boardwalk

Lucia participated fully in an extraordinarily intense programme during a visit to a Zululand prison. August 2013

Lucia participated fully in an extraordinarily intense programme during a visit to a Zululand prison. August 2013

A frequently experienced phenomenon in Phoenix work is the enduring and pervasive quality of the trust that Phoenix facilitators are able to engender; this makes it possible for visitors to join prison groups in a very transitory way — provided that they are with the Phoenix team — and yet be able to to rely of the trust that has been hitherto established. This is possibly testimony to one of the most important educational and developmental processes we see happening in prisons. It is never easy for prisoners to trust others, let alone comparative strangers. The social conditions from which most come, and their experience of the criminal justice system, makes their vulnerability an important factor with which we have to work as a living reality.

 

 

Next Board Meeting

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

The next Meeting of the Board of Management is in early February 2014, the Board Room at the Diocesan Office, Eshowe.

 

Please see the attached minutes of the previous meeting.

 

Nonceba

DIRECTOR

Board Minutes 10 May 2013

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