EVALUATION OF A SPORTS PROGRAMME AIMED AT PROMOTING VALUES IN SPANISH PRISONS

  • Gema Ortega Vila Real Madrid Foundation, Spain
  • Manuel Tomás Abad Robles Universidad de Huelva, Spain
  • Luis Javier Durán González INEF Madrid. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Francisco Javier Giménez Fuentes-Guerra Universidad de Huelva, Spain
  • Jorge Franco Martín Fundación Real Madrid, Spain
  • Ana Concepción Jiménez Sánchez INEF Madrid. Universidad Politécnica, Spain
  • José Robles Rodríguez Universidad de Huelva, Spain

Abstract

The practice of physical activity and sport has become part of the prison world as an important right of inmates. The aims of this study were to ascertain the degree of satisfaction of inmates in penitentiary centers with the socio-sports basketball programme carried out by the Real Madrid Foundation (RMF), as well as their perceptions of the influence of this programme on life in the center and on their social reintegration. To this end, 309 inmates in 21 prisons were surveyed. The results indicated that the participants reported that they had learned aspects related to the democratic values they had worked on and that the programme had had a favorable influence on their personal development and on their prison life.

KEYWORDS: Prison, Sport, Recluse, Special populations, Social reintegration

Published
2019-01-08
Section
Articles