Contemporary Debates in Bioethics: Life and Mental Health in Prisons

Prison is an important part of our society and yet it is strangely invisible. We plan to make it more visible by presenting different aspects such as the history of sentences and measures, prison life, older prisoners or the role of punishment and possible alternatives. We want to present the views of different stakeholders – like defense lawyers, prisoners themselves, health researchers or forensic experts – in order to offer a broad range of perspectives and allow a nuanced approach on this sensitive topic. Over the course of a semester, participants will get to know and discuss various problems and challenges related to detention in Switzerland, and also be able to express their positions during lectures and homework. The lecture series will feature leading national and international experts in the field.

Location: Klinikum 1, Hörsaal 1, University Hospital Basel (Spitalstrasse 21)

Date

Topic

Who

25.2.2019

Introduction to Prisons in Switzerland

Daniel Fink, University of Lausanne

4.3.2019

Das strafrechtliche Massnahmenrecht als Enklave des Ausnahmezustandes? (in German)

Stephan Bernard, lawyer

18.3.2019

Die Ernährung von Strafgefangenen im historisches Kontext (in German)

Peter Schulthess, photographer

25.3.2019

Restorative Justice

Claudia Christen, lawyer

1.4.2019

Old Age Forensic Psychiatry

Claudio di Lorito, researcher University of Nottingham

8.4.2019

Mental Health of Prisoners – Prevalence, Comorbidities, and Suicide Risk

Seena Fazel, researcher Oxford University

15.4.2019

Aktuelle Perspektiven in der Behandlung von Straftätern (in German)

Bernd Borchard, psychologist

29.4.2019

Migrants as Patients and as staff members in forensic Therapy

Klaus Hoffmann, psychiatrist

6.5.2019

Gefängnisstrafe und Haft – wie wirkt sich das auf die psychische Gesundheit aus? (in German)

Monika Egli-Alge, psychologist

13.5.2019

Death in custody

Eveline Thoonen, lawyer

20.5.2019

Massnahmen nach Art. 59/64 StGB  in der Praxis (in German)

Charles Jakober, prison direct & Lutz Hiersemenzel, psychiatrist