As part of the groundwork for an upcoming proposal, I am researching existing restorative justice practices in prison. So far, I’ve read about two broad ‘types’ of restorative prison initiatives: the first carves out certain areas of prison life–such as violations of prison rules–for the introduction of restorative values and processes; while the second ‘type’ […]
Archives for September 2017
Reintegration, Remorse and Learning
“Michelle Jones was released last month after serving more than two decades in an Indiana prison for the murder of her 4-year-old son. The very next day, she arrived at New York University, a promising Ph.D. student in American studies….” A provocative New York Times story about reintegration is making the rounds across social media. […]
Why this blog… Community Reentry
When I first formally entered the ‘field’ of restorative justice, I was tasked (along with other Community Justice Center colleagues) with taking a ‘promising’ model of offender reentry–Canada’s Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA)–and adapting the program to Vermont’s reentry infrastructure and bureaucracies.