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Penitentiary: closing of the twinning project in Tunisia

The closing event of the twinning project « Strengthened the prison administration in Tunisia” -led and implemented by JCI in the framework of the Justice reform support program- took place on 26 September in Tunis. The ministry of justice, M. Ghazi JERBI, the French Ambassador, the European Union ambassador and the director of the French prison administration attended this event. The Director of the French Prison Service, Mr. Stéphane BREDIN and the Director of JCI, Ms. Nicole COCHET, were also present.


The twinning started in October 2015 and lasted 36 months. During that period, JCI organized 77 missions, 7 study visits (France, Germany, Spain), and 2 two-week internships or future probation officers.


The main results are listed below:

  • Strengthening the institutional capacities of the Direction: development of a new organigram, creation of a special intervention unit, writing of a good practices guide, etc.
  • Supporting the National School of penitentiary administration: new organigram, elaboration of a five-year training plan, design of a communication strategy, etc.
  • Implementation a national system of probation: identification of the six first probation offices, writing of a guide for probation, training of the penitentiary officers, etc.


Nicole COCHET. JCI Director general