Mission and Vision
Product of Prison (POP) is a Dutch non-profit organisation that was founded in the beginning of 2011.
POP’s aim is to assist prisoners in developing countries with their successful rehabilitation and reintegration by giving them the skills and opportunities necessary to rebuild their lives and to return to their communities.
POP’s vision is a prison service in which the human rights of prisoners are respected, prisoners are treated in a humane and compassionate manner and their time in detention is used to prepare them for life outside of prison.
By acquiring vocational skills, knowledge and work experience during their time in prison, prisoners are better equipped to set up income generating activities and to avoid recidivism after release.
Through the sale of prison products and/or services, POP wants to raise awareness of the lives of prisoners in developing countries and to strengthen prisoners’ connection with society. POP provides prisoners with payment for their products and/or services to give them the financial means to improve their living conditions in prison, to contribute to their families and to facilitate their re-entry into the community.
POP aspires to empower prisoners, to restore a sense of humanity and to build self-esteem and self-confidence.