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Věznice Světlá nad Sázavou: vlivy na město a postoj místních obyvatel

Title in English Prison Světlá nad Sázavou: influences on the municipality and the attitude of the locals


Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference XXII. mezinárodní kolokvium o regionálních vědách. Sborník příspěvků
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Keywords prison; identification of influences; attitude of the locals; local / regional development; Světlá nad Sázavou
Description This paper deals with the influence of a major economic entity on the development of a municipality / region in which it operates. Specifically, it is a case study of a female prison in Světlá nad Sázavou, which is a specific example because it also contains a security issue. The aim of the paper is, firstly, to identify the influences of the prison on the municipality / region and, secondly, to evaluate the attitudes of the population of the municipality towards the prison. To meet the first aim, an analysis of publicly available information on the prison was used and a semi-structured interview with a prison management was done, in the case of the second aim, a questionnaire survey was conducted among the locals older than 15 years. The prison is the second most important employer in the municipality, the source of a relatively cheap labour force for local businesses. Locals also appreciate the use of the former school in nature, more than 90% of the municipality's population feel safe. Only less than a fifth of the population rate the prison's presence negatively. In general, the attitude of the population can be described as neutral positive.
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