Transformations of the prison system in the Czech lands, 1965–1992

Implementation: 2017–2019

Head of project: Klára Pinerová

Other members of the project team: Michal Louč, Kristýna Bušková

Description of project: The project aims to research Czechoslovak prison system in the years 1965–1992, viewed from the perspective of adaptation mechanisms, both systemic and individual. The selected interdisciplinary approach (a combination of history, psychology, sociology, oral history) describes the power relations between the controlling and the controlled, their mutual interaction, the strategy of individual actors and the factors influencing the final form of a repressive institution. The project also attempts to define the role of the prison system and repressions in the society at that time. The project is funded by the Czech Science Foundation (GA ČR).