The interactive methodology developed for The Paralegal Advisory Service in Malawi to deliver legal education in prisons was adopted in Bangladesh in 2011.
The PLC Manual is used to give Paralegal Aid Clinics in prisons.
In 2011 the first training of paralegals in interactive drama-based learning methods took place, and in 2014 a further training trainers, and guide for training new paralegals in the methodology, was developed with accompanying training film.
The PLC Manual was adapted and developed further for the Bangladesh context
Conducting group therapy sessions in prisons is central to the work of Counsellors and rehabilitation supervisors. This work aims to reduce recidivism through rehabilitation, skills development and social reintegration.
Counsellors work directly with drug users, marginalized and vulnerable prisoners. The main role is to take care of Rehabilitation of both Drug User Prisoners, in regards to drug management, treatment and rehabilitation and of vulnerable prisoners in terms of Skill Development and Social Reintegration.
Group therapy sessions aim to provide a rehabilitative experience for participants and develop the necessary life-skills for social reintegration. Drama therapy and forum theatre provide experiences that work towards:
• Problem management
• Achieving catharsis and emotional release
• Self-reflection and building self-knowledge
• Exploring and overcoming unhealthy behaviour
• Improving social and life skills