Denmark: Teaching prison guards Arabic

In Denmark a prison is teaching employees Arabic language and culture in order to cut down on criminality inside the prison.

Prison inspector Arne Tornvig Christensen from Nyborg State Prison thinks that by learning Arabic his personnel will better understand the inmates and prevent confrontations between inmates and prison guards, that are tied to linguistic and cultural misunderstandings and ensure better communication with the inmates.

Source: Jyllands-Posten (Danish)

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