NEWS | 03/06/2019The initiative is part of the program carried out by the Real Madrid Foundation with the P. Garralda-Horizontes abiertos Foundation.
The activity of football and basketball in values by the Real Madrid Foundation in the penitentiary centres began in 2003, in collaboration with the Father Garralda Foundation and the General Secretariat of Penitentiary Institutions. It aims to improve coexistence in centres where the young and immigrant population is large and integration through sports is another tool for re-education.
There are more than 2,000 inmates of 22 football and 21 basketball projects that each season follow the program, which minimizes the tension and possibilities of incidents and conflicts, by fostering positive interpersonal relationships between persons deprived of their liberty and the staff. The program includes the celebration of an inter-centre tournament, the final of which is held today at the Penitentiary Center of León.