Restorative justice initiatives are taking hold in several institutional settings, especially Catholic institutions and groups. Restorative justice goes deeper than punishment; it involves a search for understanding.
Lawyer and author Jeanne Bishop speaks with NCR about heartbreak and healing. She has written about the shooting death of her pregnant sister and brother-in-law, and how she made peace with their convicted killer.
Justice Reimagined: If, as prison abolitionists believe, the system is working as planned to prop up racism and oppression, then it can't just be reformed — it needs to be abolished and replaced with something else.