EUROTHINK – The Center for European Strategies has organized an online session to discuss the role of the civil society sector in closing the “circle of violence” and preparing prisoners to return to their communities.

The speaker at the event was Mariette Formu de Sartel, founder of Brilliance Inside, a United States NGO dedicated to transforming prisons from centres of violence into centres of rehabilitation, reintegration, and positive change.

During the event, Ms Sartel shared her work experience with residents of Donovan State Prison in San Diego. The activities of this organization include organizing TEDx prison events, as well as programs for the personal growth and development of prisoners and breaking the cycle of violence.

Macedonian Society of Penology attended the event.

The video of the workshop will be published soon.

More information about the event organizer can be found at