Statute of the "Prison and Society Association" of Brescia

 

ART 1 – Act of Brescia is constituted. The association is regulated, although not required by this statute, by Articles 36 and following of the Civil Code and by the national and regional laws on voluntary service. The Association takes seat in Brescia, via Spalto San  Marco, 19; it has no profit views and will last indefinitely.

 ART 2 -The Association aims to:1.Promote, support and manage activities to raise public awareness toward the themes of criminal justice and punishment, toward life inside the prison and its relationship with the territory, according to  constitutional principles and laws; 2.To promote and coordinate inter-institutional agreements, mutual consents and cooperation on prison problems,  between prison administration and the Magistracy, the  regional, provincial and municipal administrations, the politicians, the organizations of the private social and voluntary sectors; 3.Promote and realize initiatives that encourage:1. The social and sanitary assistance and the care of physical and mental health, especially of drug addicts prisoners, alcoholic ones, sick persons, and, in consideration of the specific psychological and communication needs for immigrants detained:2.The organization of sporting, recreational, educational, cultural, scholastic activities and work inside the prison;3.The organization of professional training courses and experimental projects aimed at providing employment for prisoners;4.The spreading and development of alternative measures to detention;5.The social reintegration of the prisoner at the end of the sentence;6.The whole realization of the reform bill for the criminal department of Police;7.The training and updating of the volunteer operators.

 

1.The Association agrees to prison and territory coordination seated in Milan

2.The association sticks to the principles of voluntary, established in national and regional laws.

ARTICLE 3 - The founders of the Association, individual persons and body corporate, private and public ones, as well as every association that wish to contribute to achieving the aims of the association said, are members of this Association. The Executive Board decides on applications to admission as a member, that have to be produced in writing. The applications must contain an express declaration of acceptance of the present Statute and the indication of the delegate of the organization inside the Association. In the case the application will be rejected, the decision should be justified to allow the appeal to the Court.

 ARTICLE 4 - Membership shall be lost by the death of the individual or for withdrawal - that is allowed at any time, and should be communicated to the President by means of a registered letter and takes effect from the day following the date of receipt .

ARTICLE 5 - The Association consists of: The shareholders' meeting, the Board of Directors, the President as well as  the Board of accounts auditors.

 ARTICLE 6- The Assembly is composed of all members; it  meets at least once a year, within the month of April, in the ordinary way, to approve the budget and final account; it is also called by the Board of Directors to decide on objects relating to the management of the Association whenever the Board deems it appropriate and whenever it is so requested - with indication of the topics to be treated - at least by one fifth of the member

ARTICLE 7 - The meeting is called by the President in a letter containing the agenda, to be sent at least 15 days before the date fixed for the meeting, at the residence of members. The meeting was duly convened on the first call when there are more than a half of those are entitled to vote; after the second call, which must follow the first one at least an hour, the meeting is duly constituted regardless of the number of participants. The assembly shall be effective with the majority vote of those presents, except as far as to change the statute: in this case you will need the vote of two thirds of the members attended the meeting. The vote can be expressed by means of another member, delegate in writing; each member can’t hold more than two proxies.

Every three years, the ordinary meeting shall also appoint the board of directors and statutory auditors. It’s also its competence any resolution to amend this statute.  

ARTICLE 8 - The Board is composed of (9) nine members elected by the Assembly for three years. Members may be reappointed. It can attribute to individual members, groups of associated persons or foreign association, critical tasks in relation to individual initiatives. There is no fee for members of the board of directors and any possible benefits of membership are absolutely free. ARTICLE 9 – It’s task of the Board of Directors to implement and translate into operational terms, the program guidelines established by the Assembly. The Board manages all activities of the Association, takes care of administration and prepares the annual budgets. It elects  among its members the President and - if appropriate - a vice president who replaces him in case of absence or impediment; it also elects a secretary - treasurer with the duties of verbalization and record, keeping and custody of the fund membership .The Board shall also vote, giving reasons, for the admission and exclusion of members, in absolute majority of its members.

ARTICLE 9 – It’s task of the Board of Directors to implement and translate into operational terms, the program guidelines established by the Assembly. The Board manages all activities of the Association, takes care of administration and prepares the annual budgets. It elects  among its members the President and - if appropriate - a vice president who replaces him in case of absence or impediment; it also elects a secretary - treasurer with the duties of verbalization and record, keeping and custody of the fund membership .The Board shall also vote, giving reasons, for the admission and exclusion of members, in absolute majority of its members.

ARTICLE 10 -The Board is responsible for the administration of the Fund membership.

ARTICLE 11 -The Board is convened by the President whenever he deems necessary or when at least three of its members requires it - with indication of the objects on which to act - by written request containing the agenda. Meetings of the Board are validly established when the majority of the directors intervenes and the resolutions are adopted by a majority of those are presents.

ARTICLE 12 - The President, elected by the Governing Council, represents the Association before third parties and in Court. If - in the absence or impediment - he is replaced by the Vice President, the signature of the latter is in itself evidence against third parties of the existence of such absence.

ARTICLE 13 - The fund consists of any proceeds from external initiatives of the Association and contributions bestowed by the Association in any capacity, by the associated, by public and private bodies .

ARTICLE 14 - The Audit Committee exercises control over management of the Association. It is composed of three active members chosen by the assembly between the technicians of the sector, including non-members. The auditors shall hold office for 3 years and may be reappointed. They accompany with their own report, presented to the assembly, the annual budgets. There is no fee for members of the Audit Committee.

ARTICLE 15 - The Association, to achieve its social intents, can also hire employees including part-time contracts and draw up contract of profession, as well as it can avail of free membership actions.

ARTICLE 16 - The dissolution of the Association is decided by the meeting, which also sets aside the devolution of the associated residual fund to other associations or non-profit organization whose main intent is as much possible connected with the same one of the loose Association.