b'Research & Development Investigacin y desarrolloDIGICOR Digitalisation in corrections towards recidivism reduction initiativeDigitalizacin en los sistemas penitenciarios hacia la de reduccin de la reincidenciaEN DIGICOR promotes a technology-based approachES DIGICORpromueveunenfoquebasadoenla in European prisons.tecnologa en las crceles europeas.The COVID-19 pandemic triggered the urge toLa pandemia de la COVID-19 desencaden la urgencia developthetechnologyenvironmentinprisonde desarrollar el entorno tecnolgico en los sistemas systems to respond to the imposed restrictionspenitenciariospararesponderalasrestriccionesy and limitations. Thus, DIGICOR is closely linkedlimitaciones impuestas. DIGICOR est estrechamente to the idea that correctional administrations mustconectadoconlaideadequelasadministraciones not ignore the digitalisation momentum derivedpenitenciariasnodebenignorarelimpulsode fromthepandemiccrisis.Instead,thisturningdigitalizacinderivadodelacrisispandmica.Este pointmustbesupported,especiallyforthepunto de inflexin debe ser apoyado, especialmente education and employability of prisoners and theirpara la educacin y empleabilidad de los presos y su contact with the outside world. contacto con el mundo exterior.Prison staff (educational/training staff, technicians,El personal penitenciario juega un papel intermediario andprisonofficers)playanintermediaryroleentre los reclusos y las soluciones tecnolgicas, que betweeninmatesandtechnologicalsolutions,disminuyen exponencialmente las tasas de reincidencia. whichexponentiallydecreaserecidivismrates.Porlotanto,DIGICORbuscainvertirenbrindar Hence,DIGICORseekstoinvestinprovidingcapacitacinaestegrupoobjetivo,mejorarsus trainingtothistargetgroup,enhancingtheirhabilidades digitales y aprovechar con xito la tecnologa digitalskills,andsuccessfullyharnessingpara la rehabilitacin. Ajustndose a la nueva era digital, technologytowardsinmaterehabilitation.Byel proyecto busca comprender las ventajas y analizar los adjusting to the new digital era, the project willriesgos de cada solucin tecnolgica implementada, con understand the advantages and analyse the risksel fin de reducir la reincidencia y apoyar la reintegracin of each technological solution implemented, withsocial.theultimategoalsofreducingrecidivismand supporting the inmates reintegration process.PARTNERS / SOCIOSBremen Senate of Justice and Constitution,Kahramanmara Training Centre (General Germany Directorate of Prisons and DetentionHouses), TurkeyIPS_Innovative Prison Systems, PortugalEuropean Strategies Consulting, Romania Justice Federal Public Service, BelgiumDirectorate-General for Reintegration and Prison Services (DGRSP), Portugalwww.prisonsystems.eu/digicorSemester / Semestre 12021JUSTICE TRENDS // 6 1'